Bioscience of Microbiota, Food and Health
Online ISSN : 2186-3342
ISSN-L : 2186-3342
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Genomic characterization reconfirms the taxonomic status of Lactobacillus parakefiri
Yasuhiro TANIZAWAHisami KOBAYASHIEli KAMINUMAMitsuo SAKAMOTOMoriya OHKUMAYasukazu NAKAMURAMasanori ARITAMasanori TOHNO
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2017 Volume 36 Issue 3 Pages 129-134

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Whole-genome sequencing was performed for Lactobacillus parakefiri JCM 8573T to confirm its hitherto controversial taxonomic position. Here, we report its first reliable reference genome. Genome-wide metrics, such as average nucleotide identity and digital DNA-DNA hybridization, and phylogenomic analysis based on multiple genes supported its taxonomic status as a distinct species in the genus Lactobacillus. The availability of a reliable genome sequence will aid future investigations on the industrial applications of L. parakefiri in functional foods such as kefir grains.

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