Oh HM, Cho YJ, Kim BK, Roe JH, Kang SO, Nahm BH, Jeong G, Han HU, Chun J
Complete genome sequence analysis of Leuconostoc kimchii IMSNU 11154.
J Bacteriol. 2010 Jul;192(14):3844-5
Authors: Oh HM, Cho YJ, Kim BK, Roe JH, Kang SO, Nahm BH, Jeong G, Han HU, Chun J
Leuconostoc kimchii IMSNU 11154, isolated from kimchi, a traditional Korean fermented food, is known to be an important antimicrobial lactic acid bacterium with probiotic potential. Here we announce the complete genome sequence of L. kimchii IMSNU 11154 consisting of a 2,101,787-bp chromosome and five plasmids. The strain has genes for dextran formation from sucrose and for mannitol formation from fructose. Antimicrobial and antioxidative functions of L. kimchii IMSNU 11154 could be attributed to a leucosin B-like peptide and multiple enzymes to reduce hydrogen peroxide and oxidized thiols, respectively.
PMID: 20494991 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]