Lactobacillus kimchii

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Lactobacillus kimchii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Division: Firmicutes
Class: Bacilli
Order: Lactobacillales
Family: Lactobacillaceae
Genus: Lactobacillus
Species: L. kimchii
Binomial name
Lactobacillus kimchii
Yoon et al. 2000

Lactobacillus kimchii is a bacteriocin-producing lactic acid bacterium of the genus Lactobacillus. It is named for and found in the Korean fermented-vegetable food kimchi.

The cells of L. kimchii are short, slender and rod-shaped. The bacterium is Gram-positive, non-spore-forming and non-motile.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yoon JH, Kang SS, Mheen TI, Ahn JS, Lee HJ, Kim TK, Park CS, Kho YH, Kang KH, Park YH (September 2000). "Lactobacillus kimchii sp. nov., a new species from kimchi.". Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 50 Pt 5: 1789–95. PMID 11034488. 

Further Reading[edit]

Pang, Huili; Kitahara, Maki; Tan, Zhongfang; Wang, Yanping; Qin, Guangyong; Ohkuma, Moriya; Cai, Yimin (18 November 2011). "Reclassification of Lactobacillus kimchii and Lactobacillus bobalius as later subjective synonyms of Lactobacillus paralimentarius". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 62 (Part 10): 10. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.035329-0. 

Pang, Huili; Kitahara, Maki; Tan, Zhongfang; Wang, Yanping; Qin, Guangyong; Ohkuma, Moriya; Cai, Yimin (October 2012). "Reclassification of Lactobacillus kimchii and Lactobacillus bobalius as later subjective synonyms of Lactobacillus paralimentarius". INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SYSTEMATIC AND EVOLUTIONARY MICROBIOLOGY 62: 2383–2387. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.035329-0. PMID 22140166. Retrieved 13 November 2014.