TABLE 1

Oligonucleotide primers used for PCR

Target genePrimerPrimer directionPrimer sequence (5′–3′)Product length (bp)
gltABhCS.781pForwardGGG GAC CAG CTC ATG GTG G379
BhCS.1137nReverseAAT GCA AAA AGA ACA GTA AAC A
16S rRNA genefDlForwardAGA GTT TGA TCC TGG CTC AG1,400–1,500
rDlReverseAAG GAG GTG ATC CAG CC
ftsZBfp1ForwardATT AAT CTG CAY CGG CCA GA896
Bfp2ReverseACV GAD ACA CGA ATA ACA CC
rpoB1400FForwardCGC ATT GGC TTA CTT CGT ATG866
2300RReverseGTA GAC TGA TTA AAC GCT G