Table 1: CARD-FISH probes used for the analysis of prokaryotic community composition at 200 and 350 m depth in Lake Maggiore. For each probe, short name, target organisms, sequence, formamide concentration (formamide %), references, and probe accession number on probeBase are indicated. (a)Probe MGI-535 was specifically designed for this study, targeting Marine Group I (MGI) Thaumarchaea.

Probe nameTarget organismSequence (5′-3′)Formamide %ReferenceAcc. number

ARC915Most ArchaeaGTG CTC CCC CGC CAA TTC CT40 Stahl and Amann (1991) [24]pB-00027
MGI-535(a)Marine Group I ThaumarchaeaTCC TGA CCA CTT GAG GTG CTG G45This study
EUB-I-IIIMost BacteriaGCW GCC WCC CGT AGG WGT55Daims et al. (1999) [25]pB-00159-61