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Leuconostoc lactis

  • General information

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Taxonomy
      Family: Leuconostocaceae

      Natural habitats
      They can be isolated from plants, occasionally from milk and milk products.

      Clinical significance
      They can be isolated from the female genital tract, and the gastrointestinal tract.

      Infectious for humans that have surgery, antibiotic therapy, or have impared immunological systems.

  • Gram stain

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Gram positive coccus

      0.5-0.7 x 0.7-1.2 µm

      occuring in pairs and chains.

      Sometimes short rods with rounded ends in long chains.

  • Culture characteristics

    • the following information is not yet verified

      Facultatief anaeroob

      They produce small, gray-whitish, alpha hemolytic or nonhemolytic colonies on blood agar.

      Colony morphology resembles a Streptococcus.

  • Characteristics

  • References

    • James Versalovic et al.(2011) Manual of Clinical Microbiology 10th Edition


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