TABLE 3.

Detection of Bifidobacterium species in fecal samples

SubjectaSpecies detected by:
Species-specific primersPCR-DGGE
F1B. adolescentis, B. longum, B. catenulatumB. adolescentis I, B. adolescentis IV
F2B. adolescentis, B. longum, B. catenulatumB. longum I
F3B. bifidumB. bifidum
F4B. adolescentis, B. longum, B. bifidumB. adolescentis I, B. longum I
F5B. adolescentis, B. longum, B. bifidum, B. catenulatumB. adolescentis I, B. longum I
F6B. adolescentis, B. longum, B. catenulatumB. adolescentis I, B. longum I
F7B. adolescentis, B. longum, B. catenulatumNot identifiedb
F8B. adolescentis, B. longum, B. bifidum, B. catenulatumB. adolescentis IV, not identified
F9B. adolescentis, B. longum, B. infantis, B. catenulatumB. adolescentis I, B. longum I
F10B. adolescentis, B. longum, B. infantis, B. catenulatumB. longum I
B1No productNo product
B2B. bifidumB. bifidum, not identified
B3B. bifidumB. bifidum
B4B. bifidumB. bifidum
B5B. bifidumB. bifidum
B6B. bifidum, B. longumB. bifidum
B7B. bifidum, B. longumB. bifidum
B8B. bifidum, B. longum, B. catenulatumB. bifidum
B9No productB. infantis, B. longum, not identified
B10B. bifidumB. bifidum
  • a F, adult; B, baby.

  • b Not identified, a satisfactory sequence could not be obtained.