Table 3.

Sequence analysis of clone libraries generated by species-specific primers from total rumen DNA samples

Primer setNo. of clones sequenced% Similarity (mean ± SD)
P. ruminicola 2498.5 ± 0.7
P. bryantii 1498.6 ± 1.1
P. albensis 1498.7 ± 0.5
F. succinogenes 2597.6 ± 1.5
R. amylophilus 1999.1 ± 0.4
S. ruminantium-M. multiacida 3694.9 ± 4.1
T. bryantii 2497.5 ± 1.7
S. bovis 1298.7 ± 0.5
E. ruminantium 1796.8 ± 2.3
A. lipolytica 2197.6 ± 1.2
S. dextrinosolvens 2198.1 ± 1.1
R. flavefaciens 2598.2 ± 0.9