TABLE 1.

Primers used in this study

Primer targetPrimer nameSequenceNucleotide positionProduct size (bp)
16S rRNAMpn-S5′-GTAATACTTTAGAGGCGAACG-3′77-97225
Mpn-R5′-TACTTCTCAGCATAGCTACAC-3′281-301
23S rRNAMp-1S5′-GTTACTAAGGGCTTATGGTG-3′7-261,583
Mp-1R5′-GATTAATACCACCTTCGCTAC-3′1569-1589
Mp-2S5′-GGACAACAGGTTAATATTCCTG-3′1406-14271,498
Mp-2R5′-CAATAAGTCCTCGAGCAATTAG-3′2882-2903