Lactobacillus iners

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Lactobacillus iners
Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: 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] Lactobacillus iners is a normal inhabitant of the lower reproductive tract in healthy women.[2][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. ^ Nardis, C.; Mastromarino, P.; Mosca, L. (September 2013). "Vaginal microbiota and viral sexually transmitted diseases". Annali di Igiene. 25 (5): 443–56. doi:10.7416/ai.2013.1946. PMID 24048183. Retrieved 11 January 2016. 
  3. ^ Bennett, John (2015). Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett's principles and practice of infectious diseases. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier/Saunders. ISBN 9781455748013; Access provided by the University of Pittsburgh 

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