TABLE 4.

Identification of 300 strains isolated from feces of six volunteers

Bacterial groupNo. of strains obtained from the following volunteers:Total no. of strains
ABCDEF
Isolates identified with group-specific primers
    Bacteroides fragilis group2717612145117
    Bifidobacterium210820022
    Clostridium coccoides group108111816265
    Prevotella001160017
Isolates identified by sequencing of 16S rDNAa
    Collinsella368203040
    Clostridium leptum subgroup46328124
    Disparate cluster43312215
  • a The results of a 16S rDNA phylogenetic analysis of isolates that were not identified with the group-specific primers are shown in Table 5.