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Table 2 Polar bear 16S rRNA gene clones representing 17 valid phylotypes

From: Bacterial diversity in faeces from polar bear (Ursus maritimus) in Arctic Svalbard

Phylotype Genbank acc. no. Size (bp) No. of clones Nearest valid relative Sequence similarity (%)
PBF_d7 FJ375870 1439 67 Clostridium perfringens (CP000246) 99.9
PBF_b25 FJ375795 1466 35 Clostridium sordellii (DQ978216) 99.5
PBF_c44 FJ375859 1438 18 Clostridium sardiniense (AB161368) 98.5
PBM_b9 FJ375922 1427 8 Clostridium hiranonis (AB023971) 98.2
PBF_b17 FJ375788 1402 7 Clostridium colicanis (AJ420008) 99.8
PBM_b1 FJ375916 1433 5 Clostridium glycolicum (X76750) 98.3
PBM_a8 FJ375915 1430 5 Clostridium bartlettii (AY438672) 96.6
PBF_c29 FJ375847 1444 3 Clostridium paraputrificum (AY442815) 99.7
PBF_b21 FJ375792 1452 2 Clostridium perfringens (CP000246) 99.5
PBF_b32 FJ375802 1372 2 Ruminococcus hansenii (M59114) 95.3
PBF_b47 FJ375816 1464 2 Clostridium sordellii (DQ978216) 98.3
PBM_b18 FJ375928 1459 2 Ruminococcus gnavus (X94967) 99.4
PBM_b10 FJ375923 1460 1 Clostridium sordellii (DQ978215) 99.5
PBF_d3 FJ375866 1436 1 Clostridium perfringens (Y12669) 99.5
PBF_d10 FJ375873 1453 1 Clostridium disporicum (Y18176) 98.3
PBF_b35 FJ375805 1488 1 Firmicutes bacterium (AF157051) 95.1
PBM_a2 FJ375911 1431 1 Unclassified bacterium (DQ057466) 96.6
Total   161