TABLE 1.

Primers used in initial 16S rRNA gene experimentsa

PrimerSequenceSource or reference
27FgcctccctcgcgccatcagMGAGTTTGATCCTGGCTCAG15
337RgccttgccagcccgctcagGCTGCCTCCCGTAGGAGTFig. 1
967FgcctccctcgcgccatcagCAACGCGAAGAACCTTACC25
1046RgccttgccagcccgctcagCGACAGCCATGCANCACCT
967FgcctccctcgcgccatcagCAACGCGAAGAACCTTACC25
1177RgccttgccagcccgctcagCGTCATCCCCACCTTCCTFig. 1
  • a The lowercase sequence represents the 454A and 454B primers while the uppercase sequence represents conserved regions of the 16S rRNA gene.