Leuconostoc mesenteroides

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Leuconostoc mesenteroides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Division: Firmicutes
Class: Bacilli
Order: Lactobacillales
Family: Leuconostocaceae
Genus: Leuconostoc
Species: L. mesenteroides
Binomial name
Leuconostoc mesenteroides

Leuconostoc mesenteroides is a species of bacteria sometimes associated with fermentation, under conditions of salinity and low temperatures. When grown in sucrose solution, they convert it to dextrans, having mostly alpha 1--->6 linkages but 1--->2, 1--->3 and 1--->4 limkages are also present