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Table 3 Alignment of the 16S rRNA gene primers of A. vaginae with the sequences of the described Atopobium species

From: Quantitative determination by real-time PCR of four vaginal Lactobacillus species, Gardnerella vaginalis and Atopobium vaginae indicates an inverse relationship between L. gasseri and L. iners

Forward primer (position 1006–1025) 5'                      3'
A. vaginae   G G T G A A G C A G T G G A A A C A C T  
A. fossor   . . . . . . . . G . C . . . . . . G T C  
A. minutum   . . . . . . . . G . C . . . . . . G T C  
A. parvulum   . . . . . . . . G . C . . . . . . G T C  
A. rimae   . . . . . . . . G . C . . . . . . G T C  
Reverse primer (position 1282–1265) 5'                     3'  
A. vaginae   A T T C G C T T C T G C T C G C G C A   
A. fossor   . . . G . . . . A C T T . . . . A A G   
A. minutum   . . . G . . . . A C T T . . . . A A G   
A. parvulum   . . . . . . . C A C C . . . . . . G G   
A. rimae   . . . . . . . C G C C . . T . . . G G