Table 4.

Sequencing of bifidobacterial clones from fecal samples

Subject no.CloneSequence length (bp)AmbiguityClosest relatives (% sequence similarityb)
bp%
I7B1,267161.3B. adolescentis (98)a, B. ruminantium (97), B. dentium (95)
I7G1,365151.1B. adolescentis(98)a, B. ruminantium (97), B. dentium (96)
II9A1,346110.8B. adolescentis (97)a, B. ruminantium (96), B. dentium (95)
II9B1,36050.4B. pseudocatenulatum(98), B. angulatum (97), B. dentium (96)
II9C1,26780.6B. adolescentis(98)a, B. ruminantium (97), B. dentium (96)
III13D1,297120.9B. pseudocatenulatum (98), B. ruminantium (97), B. adolescentis (97)a
IV15A1,36350.4B. adolescentis(99)a, B. ruminantium (98), B. dentium (97)
IV15B1,35760.4B. adolescentis (99)a, B. ruminantium (98), B. dentium (96)
IV15D1,365100.7B. adolescentis(98)a, B. ruminantium (97), B. dentium (96)
V16B1,268181.4B. adolescentis (97)a, B. ruminantium (96), B. dentium (96)
V16C1,287151.2B. ruminantium (97),B. adolescentis (97)a, B. pseudocatenulatum (96)
V16F1,362171.3B. adolescentis(98)a, B. ruminantium (97), B. dentium (96)
  • a Compared to the 16S rDNA sequences determined in this study.

  • b Percent similarity values from pairwise sequence alignments.