Lactococcus piscium

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Lactococcus piscium
Scientific classification
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. doi:10.1016/0378-1097(90)90134-C. ISSN 0378-1097. 
  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. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2672.2002.01513.x. PMID 11849342. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Fall, Papa Abdoulaye; Leroi, Françoise; Chevalier, Frédérique; Guérin, Camille; Pilet, Marie-France (2010). "Protective Effect of a Non-Bacteriocinogenic Lactococcus piscium CNCM I-4031 Strain Against Listeria monocytogenes in Sterilized Tropical Cooked Peeled Shrimp". Journal of Aquatic Food Product Technology 19 (2): 84–92. doi:10.1080/10498850.2010.486910. ISSN 1049-8850. 
  • Garnier, M.; Matamoros, S.; Chevret, D.; Pilet, M.-F.; Leroi, F.; Tresse, O. (2010). "Adaptation to Cold and Proteomic Responses of the Psychrotrophic Biopreservative Lactococcus piscium Strain CNCM I-4031". Applied and Environmental Microbiology 76 (24): 8011–8018. doi:10.1128/AEM.01331-10. ISSN 0099-2240. 

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