Ribosomal DNA sequences of bifidobacteria: Implications for sequence-based identification of the human colonic flora


Journal Article

We sequenced 16S ribosomal DNA from eight Bifidobacterium strains to explore the feasibility of using ribosomal RNA sequence to characterise the human colonic flora. The genus was well defined by this method. Closely related species could be readily distinguished. Ribosomal RNA should be an appropriate target for identification of bifidobacteria in the human colonic flora. ©1993 Informa UK Ltd All rights reserved: reproduction in whole or part not permitted.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Frothingham, R; Duncan, AJ; Wilson, KH

Published Date

  • January 1, 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 23 - 27

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0891-060X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/08910609309141558

Citation Source

  • Scopus