Brevibacterium

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Brevibacterium

[‚brev·ə‚bak′tir·ē·əm]
(microbiology)
A genus of short, unbranched, rod-shaped bacteria in the coryneform group.
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Traditionally, smear-ripened cheeses such as Reblochon are exposed to a starter culture, a live mixture containing the microbe Brevibacterium linens, to ripen the cheese.