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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Firmicutes
Class: Bacilli
Order: Bacillales
Family: Sporolactobacillaceae
Genus: Sporolactobacillus
Kitahara and Suzuki 1963

Sporolactobacillus is a genus of bacteria. The species produce lactic acid: They are lactic acid bacteria (LAB). The cells are rods. They appear single or in pairs. Rarely they make short chains. They can form Endospores which are resistant to temperature of 80 °C for 10 min. Sporolactobacillus is gram-positive and belong to the Firmicutes.


The Sporolactobacillus include the following species:

  • S. inulinus
  • S. kofuensis
  • S. lactosus
  • S. laevolacticus
  • S. nakayamae
  • S. putidus
  • S. terrae
  • S. vineae
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