Leuconostoc rapi sp. nov., isolated from sous-vide cooked rutabaga.

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Journal Article


International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (2015)


A Gram-positive, ovoid lactic acid bacterium, strain LMG 27676T, was isolated from a spoiled sous-vide cooked rutabaga. 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis indicated that the novel strain belongs to the genus Leuconostoc, with Leuconostoc kimchi and Leuconostoc miyukkimchii as nearest neighbours (99.1 and 98.8% 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity towards the type strain, respectively). Phylogenetic analysis of the 16S rRNA gene, multilocus sequence analysis of the pheS, rpoA and atpA genes, and biochemical and genotypic characteristics allowed to differentiate strain LMG 27676T from all established Leuconostoc species. Strain LMG 27676T (= DSMZ 27776) therefore represents a new species, for which the name Leuconostoc rapi sp. nov. is proposed.