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.
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