TABLE 2.

Identities of bands obtained from the bacterial community of Stilton cheese as a result of DGGE analysis of the V3 region

BandaOriginClosest relative% IdentityGenBank accession no.
1Stilton fingerprintb Lactococcus lactis 99 AF498048
2Stilton fingerprint E. faecalis 96 AF498046
3Stilton fingerprint Lactobacillus curvatus 100 AF498052
4Stilton fingerprint S. equorum 99 AF498053
6Stilton fingerprint Lactobacillus plantarum 100 AF498059
2Bulk cells on M17 agar (dilution, 10−7) E. faecalis 96 AF498047
3Bulk cells on M17 agar (dilution, 10−7) Staphylococcus sp.99 AF498064
4Bulk cells on M17 agar (dilution, 10−7) S. equorum 99 AF498054
2Bulk cells on MRS agar (dilution, 10−7) E. faecalis 98 AF498049
3Bulk cells on MRS agar (dilution, 10−7) Staphylococcus sp.99 AF498063
4Bulk cells on MRS agar (dilution, 10−7) S. equorum 100 AF498055
6Bulk cells on MRS agar (dilution, 10−7) Lactobacillus plantarum 100 AF498060
4Bulk cells on anaerobic MRS agar (dilution, 10−7) S. equorum 100 AF498056
6Bulk cells on anaerobic MRS agar (dilution, 10−7) Lactobacillus plantarum 100 AF498061
3Bulk cells on Rogosa agar (dilution, 10−6) Lactobacillus curvatus 100 AF502284
6Bulk cells on Rogosa agar (dilution, 10−6) Lactobacillus plantarum 100 AF498062
2Bulk cells on MSA (dilution, 10−6) E. faecalis 98 AF498050
4Bulk cells on MSA (dilution, 10−6) S. equorum 100 AF498057
2Bulk cells on nutrient agar (dilution, 10−6) E. faecalis 98 AF498051
4Bulk cells on nutrient agar (dilution, 10−6) S. equorum 100 AF498058
  • a The numbers of the bands refer to those in Fig. 1.

  • b DGGE pattern obtained after PCR amplification of DNA directly extracted from Stilton cheese.