Leuconostoc facts for kids

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Leuconostoc
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Division: Firmicutes
Class: Bacilli
Order: Lactobacillales
Family: Leuconostocaceae
Genus: Leuconostoc
van Tieghem 1878
Species

L. carnosum
L. citreum
L. durionis
L. fallax
L. ficulneum
L. fructosum
L. garlicum
L. gasicomitatum
L. gelidum
L. inhae
L. kimchii
L. lactis
L. mesenteroides
L. pseudoficulneum
L. pseudomesenteroides

Leuconostoc is a gram-positive bacteria, emerging human pathogen found in environment and food products. Risk factors of infection include antibiotic pressure, foreign device, or underlying immune defects. Commercial diagnostics are commonly used to identify gram-positive bacteria, with errors mostly at the species level.


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