Pediococcus damnosus

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Pediococcus damnosus
Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Firmicutes
Class: Bacilli
Order: Lactobacillales
Family: Lactobacillaceae
Genus: Pediococcus
Species: P. damnosus
Binomial name
Pediococcus damnosus
Claussen 1904

Pediococcus damnosus is a species of Gram-positive bacteria.[1] Strains of this species frequently grow in wine and beer, where they overproduce glucan and spoil products by increasing their viscosity.[2]


  1. ^ Pederson, CS (December 1949). "The genus Pediococcus". Bacteriological Reviews. 13 (4): 225–32. PMC 440949. PMID 15407471.
  2. ^ Delaherche, A.; Claisse, O.; Lonvaud-Funel, A. (1 November 2004). "Detection and quantification of Brettanomyces bruxellensis and 'ropy'Pediococcus damnosus strains in wine by real-time polymerase chain reaction". Journal of Applied Microbiology. 97 (5): 910–915. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2672.2004.02334.x.

Further reading[edit]

Juega, M.; Costantini, A.; Bonello, F. (March 2014). "Effect of malolactic fermentation by Pediococcus damnosus on the composition and sensory profile of Albarino and Caino white wines". Journal of Applied Microbiology. 116 (3): 586–95. doi:10.1111/jam.12392. PMID 24206231. Retrieved 29 October 2014.

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