Table 1.

Microbial diversity of the pig colon from clones of PCR-amplified rDNA

Clone(s) sequencedNo. (%) froma:
Isolated cultures (Co wall)Random cloning of 16S rDNA
Co wallCo lumenCa lumen
>95% homologous to EMBL database15 (88)10 (42)9 (53)6 (30)
 Unidentified1 (6)001 (5)
Lactobacillussp.6 (35)6 (25)2 (12)5 (25)
Streptococcus sp.3 (17)2 (8)5 (29)0
Ruminococcus sp.001 (6)0
Eubacterium sp.001 (6)0
Clostridium sp.02 (8)00
Selenomonas sp.5 (30)000
>90% and <95% homologous to database sequences1 (6)11 (46)7 (41)11 (55)
<90% homologous to database sequences1 (6)3 (12)1 (6)3 (15)
Total17241720
  • a Co, colonic samples; Ca, cecal sample.