Improved 16S rRNA-targeted probe set for analysis of sulfate-reducing bacteria by fluorescence in situ hybridization

Sebastian Lücker, Doris Steger, Kasper Urup Kjeldsen, Barbara J. MacGregor, Michael Wagner, Alexander Loy

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An updated dataset of in silico specificities for 54 previously published 16S rRNA-targeted oligonucleotides was assembled to provide guidance for reliable fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) analysis of sulfate-reducing bacteria. Additionally, six new FISH probes were developed for major deltaproteobacterial taxa, including a probe trio targeting most Deltaproteobacteria and Gemmatimonadetes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)523-528
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Microbiological Methods
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007



  • 16S rRNA-targeted probes
  • Deltaproteobacteria
  • Fluorescence in situ hybridization
  • Sulfate-reducing bacteria

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