Weissella kimchii

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Weissella kimchii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Division: Firmicutes
Class: Bacilli
Order: Lactobacillales
Family: Leuconostocaceae
Genus: Weissella
Species: W. kimchii
Binomial name
Weissella kimchii
Choi et al., 2002

Weissella kimchii is a gram-positive, catalase-negative, non-sporulating, facultatively anaerobic, short rod-shaped bacterium first isolated from partly fermented kimchi in 2002.[1] A strain of Weissella kimchii PL9023 was identified by researchers as a potential probiotic for vaginal health in women.[2]

W. kimchii was also identified as one of the lactic acid bacteria responsible for gowé fermentation (a fermented bevereage produced from sorghum) in Bénin..[3] A strain of Weissella kimchii PL9023 was identified by researchers as a potential probiotic for vaginal health in women.[4]



References[edit]

  1. ^ Choi, Hak-Jong; et al. (2002). "Weissella kimchii sp. nov., a novel lactic acid bacterium from kimchi". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 52 (2): 507–511. doi:10.1099/00207713-52-2-507. PMID 11931163. 
  2. ^ Lee, Y. (2005). "Characterization of Weissella kimchii PL9023 as a potential probiotic for women". FEMS Microbiology Letters. 250 (1): 157–62. doi:10.1016/j.femsle.2005.07.009. PMID 16055277. 
  3. ^ Vieira-Dalodé, G.; et al. (August 2007). "Lactic acid bacteria and yeasts associated with gowé production from sorghum in Bénin". Journal of Applied Microbiology. 103 (2): 342–349. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2672.2006.03252.x. 
  4. ^ Lee, Y. (2005). "Characterization of Weissella kimchii PL9023 as a potential probiotic for women". FEMS Microbiology Letters. 250 (1): 157–62. doi:10.1016/j.femsle.2005.07.009. PMID 16055277.