Specific primers for the detection of freshwater alphaproteobacterial magnetotactic cocci
Keywords:magnetotactic bacteria, freshwater alphaproteobacterial magnetotactic cocci, specific primers, 16S rRNA gene
AbstractFreshwater magnetotactic cocci within Alphaproteobacteria are of ecological interest due to their ubiquitous distribution in aquatic environments as well as their potential roles in iron cycling and the bulk magnetism of sediment. To effectively investigate the diversity and distribution of these cocci, specific primers (FMTCf and FMTCr) were developed. Their specificity, applicability, and effectiveness were then evaluated theoretically and empirically. [Int Microbiol 2009; 12(4):237-242]
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