Lactobacillus iners

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Lactobacillus iners
Scientific classification
Division: Firmicutes
Class: Bacilli
Family: Lactobacillaceae
Genus: Lactobacillus
Species: L. iners
Binomial name
Lactobacillus iners
Falsen et al. 1999

Lactobacillus iners is a species in the genus Lactobacillus. It is a Gram-positive, catalase-negative, facultatively anaerobic rod-shaped bacterium with type strain CCUG 28746T.[1] It is present in vaginal flora,[2] and is potentially pathogenic.[3]


  1. ^ Falsen, E.; Pascual, C.; Sjoden, B.; Ohlen, M.; Collins, M. D. (1999). "Phenotypic and phylogenetic characterization of a novel Lactobacillus species from human sources: description of Lactobacillus iners sp. nov.". International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 49 (1): 217–221. doi:10.1099/00207713-49-1-217. ISSN 0020-7713. 
  2. ^ Damelin, L. H.; Paximadis, M.; Mavri-Damelin, D.; Birkhead, M.; Lewis, D. A.; Tiemessen, C. T. (2010). "Identification of predominant culturable vaginal Lactobacillus species and associated bacteriophages from women with and without vaginal discharge syndrome in South Africa". Journal of Medical Microbiology 60 (2): 180–183. doi:10.1099/jmm.0.024463-0. ISSN 0022-2615. 
  3. ^ Murata, Kenji; Hoshina, Takayuki; Saito, Mitsumasa; Ohkusu, Kiyofumi; Yamamura, Kenichiro; Tanoue, Yoshihisa; Ihara, Kenji; Hara, Toshiro (2012). "Bacterial pericarditis caused by Lactobacillus iners in an infant". Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease 74 (2): 181–182. doi:10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2012.06.008. ISSN 0732-8893. 

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