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]


  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.