TABLE 1

FISH probes

Name of the probe—fluorescent labelSequenceSpecificityReference
Cd198—Cy55′-CATCCTGTACTGGCTCAC-3′Clostridium difficile19
Eub338—Cy35′-GCTGCCTCCCGTAGGAGT-3′Most bacteria20
NonEub—Cy35′-CGACGGAGGGCATCCTCA-3′Nonsense probe21
Erec482—Cy35′-GCTTCTTAGTCARGTACCG-3′Most of the Clostridium coccoides-Eubacterium rectale group (Clostridium clusters XIVa and XIVb)22
Lab158—Cy35′-GGTATTAGCAYCTGTTTCCA-3′Lactobacilli, enterococci23
Ent183—Cy35′-CTCTTTGGTCTTGCGACG-3′Enterobacteriaceae24
Bac303—Cy35′-CCAATGTGGGGGACCTT-3′Most Bacteroidaceae and Prevotellaceae, some Porphyromonadaceae25