TABLE 4.

Correlation between bifidobacterial populations detected in fecal samples by culture and real-time PCR.

Comparison (n)Linear correlation (r)
Adult feces 16S rDNA-based PCR and transaldolase- based PCR (7)0.818
Adult feces culture and transaldolase-based PCR (7)0.896
Adult feces culture and 16S rDNA-based PCR (7)0.729
Infant feces culture and transaldolase-based PCR (10)0.660
Infant feces culture and 16S rDNA-based PCR (10)0.942