TABLE 1.

Sequences of oligonucleotide probes

ProbeSequence (5′-3′)Targeted bacterial groupReference
Eub 338GCTGCCTCCCGTAGGAGTUniversal eubacterial probe2
Bac 303CCAATGTGGGGGACCTTSubgroup of CFB phyluma28
Rfla 729AAAGCCCAGTAAGCCGCCR. flavefaciens-like16
Rbro 730TAAAGCCCAGYAGGCCGCR. bromii-like16
Erec 482GCTTCTTAGTCAGGTACCGSubgroup of cluster XIVa12
Fprau 645CCTCTGCACTACTCAAGAAAAACF. prausnitzii39
Bif 164CATCCGGCATTACCACCCBifidobacterium spp.25
Ecyl 387CGCGGCATTGCTCGTTCAE. cylindroides16
  • a CFB phylum, Cytophaga-Flavobacter-Bacteroides phylum.