Lactococcus piscium

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Lactococcus piscium
Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Firmicutes
Class: Bacilli
Order: Lactobacillales
Family: Streptococcaceae
Genus: Lactococcus
Species: L. piscium
Binomial name
Lactococcus piscium
Williams, Frye & Collins, 1990

Lactococcus piscium is a known fish pathogen affecting salmonid fish, which has nevertheless been found in other sources, such as packaged beef.[1][2] Its type strain is NCFB 2778.


  1. ^ Williams, A (1990). "Lactococcus piscium sp. nov. a new Lactococcus species from salmonid fish". FEMS Microbiology Letters. 68 (1–2): 109–113. ISSN 0378-1097. doi:10.1016/0378-1097(90)90134-C. 
  2. ^ Sakala RM, Hayashidani H, Kato Y, Kaneuchi C, Ogawa M (2002). "Isolation and characterization of Lactococcus piscium strains from vacuum-packaged refrigerated beef". Journal of Applied Microbiology. 92 (1): 173–9. PMID 11849342. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2672.2002.01513.x. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 

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