Table 1

References and source of the Bifidobacterium strains used for the validation of PCR assays

International or INRA internal reference

Name as received

Isolated from


ATCC 27672

B. animalis

Rat feces

RA20 (Biavati)

B. animalis

Rabbit feces

Pigeon 1/2

B. thermophilum

Pigeon feces

LC 458/3

B. thermophilum

Raw milk

B 39/3

B. thermophilum

Cow dung

LC 288/1

B. thermophilum

Raw milk

LC 110/1

B. thermophilum

Raw milk

T 585/1/2

B. thermophilum

Raw milk

Pigeon 1/1

B. thermophilum

Pigeon feces

T 528/4

B. thermophilum

Raw milk

Pigeon 4/1

B. thermophilum

Pigeon feces

Pigeon 4/3

B. thermophilum

Pigeon feces

Internal 2

B. pseudolongum **

Unknown

RU 224 (Biavati)

B. pseudolongum subsp. globosum

Bovine rumen

Internal 3

B. pseudolongum **

Unknown

MB7 (Biavati)

B. pseudolongum subsp. pseudolongum

Pig feces

LC 287/2

B. pseudolongum **

Raw milk

LC 302/2

B. pseudolongum **

Raw milk

B 81/1

B. pseudolongum **

Cow dung

LC 290/1

B. pseudolongum **

Raw milk

Poule 1/2

B. pseudolongum **

Chicken feces

LC 147/2

B. pseudolongum **

Raw milk

LC 700/2

B. pseudolongum **

Raw milk

LC 686/1

B. pseudolongum **

Raw milk

LC 680/2

B. pseudolongum **

Raw milk

LC 617/2

B. pseudolongum **

Raw milk

RU 915 BT

B. merycicum

Bovine rumen

RU 687T

B. ruminantium

Bovine rumen

LC 396/4

B. minimum

Raw milk

Internal 6

B. cuniculi

Unknown

BS3

B. adolescentis

Adult feces

CCUG 18363T

B. adolescentis

Adult feces

206 1a

B. adolescentis

Adult feces

503 1e

B. adolescentis

Elderly feces

1604 3a

B. adolescentis

Elderly feces

DSMZ 20082

B. bifidum

Adult feces

BS 95

B. bifidum

Adult feces

BS 119

B. bifidum

Adult feces

NCFB 2257T

B. breve

Infant intestine

Butel 10

B. breve

Infant feces

Butel 5

B. breve

Infant feces

Butel 15

B. breve

Infant feces

Crohn 16

B. breve

Adult feces

CCUG 18367T

B. dentium

Dental caries

BS 16

B. dentium

Adult feces

BS 39

B. dentium

Adult feces

BS 72

B. dentium

Adult feces

Crohn 24

B. dentium

Adult feces

NCTC 11818T

B. longum

Adult feces

BS 101

B. longum

Adult feces

DSMZ 20438T

B. pseudocatenulatum

Infant feces

B2b

B. pseudocatenulatum

Adult feces

C19i

B. pseudocatenulatum

Child feces

C20b

B. pseudocatenulatum

Child feces

C1c

B. pseudocatenulatum

Child feces


*: Received from B. Biavati, Instituto di Microbiologia Agaria e Tecnica, Università degli Studi di Bologna, Bologna, Italy

ATCC : American Type Culture Collection, Rockville, Maryland, USA ; CCUG : Culture Collection, University of Göteborg, Göteborg, Sweden; DSMZ : Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH, Göttingen, Germany ; NCTC : National Collection of Type Cultures, Central Public Health Laboratory, London; England); NCFB : National Collection of Food Bacteria, Shinfield, Reading, Berks, England

Delcenserie et al. BMC Microbiology 2011 11:178   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-11-178

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