Leuconostoc


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Leuconostoc

[¦lü·kə′näs‚täk]
(microbiology)
A genus of bacteria in the family Streptococcaceae; spherical or lenticular cells occurring in pairs or chains; ferment glucose with production of levorotatory lactic acid (heterofermentative), ethanol, and carbon dioxide.
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Their topics include exploring the capacity of halophilic microorganisms to synthesize exopolysaccharides with interesting properties, exopolysaccharide production by thermophilic microorganisms, drug delivery systems based on microbial exopolysaccharides, fructans as natural bioactive cosmeceutical ingredients, the molecular modification of levan and biotechnological applications of its derivatives, and cloning and partially characterizing an extracellular dextransucrase coding region (DSRR-V) from Leuconostoc citreum M-3.
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In this vein, their intestine is expected to be colonized by probiotics, such as Lactobacillus paracasei, Lactobacillus delbrueckii lactis, Lactobacillus lactis lactis, Leuconostoc, and Bifidobacterium (10%).
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However, other than vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE), all Gram positive cocci that are resistant to vancomycin are probably Leuconostoc, Vagococcus, or Pediococcus.
In addition to Lactobacillus, several other acids-producing bacteria appear in the early stages (d 5 and d 10), and decrease or disappear in subsequent periods, namely Pediococcus, Lactococcus, Weissella, and Leuconostoc. This situation was demonstrated in several studies [5, 25].
Many bacterial species--and among them many Leuconostoc, a lactic acid bacterium --can produce hydrocolloid exopolysaccharides (EPS).
* Sucromalt, a slow-digesting carbohydrate derived from the enzymes of Leuconostoc bacteria strains kept in the collection.
Tia Alkazaz, Active Micro Technologies, detailed the benefits of three natural antimicrobial peptides, Leuconostoc radish root ferment filtrate, Lactobacillus ferment, and Lactobacillus (and) Cocos nucifera (coconut) fruit extract, in relation to the skin microbiome.