• Publications
  • Influence
Detection of potentially novel bacterial components of the human skin microbiota using culture-independent molecular profiling.
Culture-independent genetic profiling of 16S rRNA genes for detecting human cutaneous microbiota has allowed us to detect potentially novel components of the cutaneous microbiome in humans. Expand
Molecular Analysis of Fecal Microbiota in Elderly Individuals Using 16S rDNA Library and T‐RFLP
Fecal microbiota in six elderly individuals were characterized by the 16S rDNA libraries and terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism (T‐RFLP) analysis and revealed that the majority of bacteria were Bacteroides and relatives, Clostridium rRNA cluster IV, IX, ClastridiumrRNA subcluster XIVa, and “Gammaproteobacteria”. Expand
Clostridium hiranonis sp. nov., a human intestinal bacterium with bile acid 7alpha-dehydroxylating activity.
It is concluded that strains TO-931T and HD-17 are members of a new species of the genus Clostridium, for which the name Clastridium hiranonis is proposed. Expand
Bacteroides dorei sp. nov., isolated from human faeces.
The results of phenotypic, chemotaxonomic and 16S rRNA gene sequence analyses, and DNA-DNA homology values provided evidence that these two unknown isolates represent a single species and should be assigned to a novel species of the genus Bacteroides. Expand
Slackia equolifaciens sp. nov., a human intestinal bacterium capable of producing equol.
A novel species of the genus Slackia is proposed, Slackia equolifaciens sp. Expand
Biodiversity of Lactobacillus sanfranciscensis strains isolated from five sourdoughs
Aims:  Five different sourdoughs were investigated for the composition of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and the biodiversity of Lactobacillus sanfranciscensis strains.
Unification of Bifidobacterium infantis and Bifidobacterium suis as Bifidobacterium longum.
It is concluded that B. infantis and B. suis should be unified as B. longum, the latter species being divided into three biotypes, the infantistype, the longum type and the suis type, by molecular methods. Expand
Lactobacillus florum sp. nov., a fructophilic species isolated from flowers.
Three strains of fructophilic lactic acid bacteria were isolated from flowers in South Africa, indicating that the three strains belonged to the same taxon and formed a genetically distinct group, well separated from their phylogenetic relatives. Expand
Weissella oryzae sp. nov., isolated from fermented rice grains.
A taxonomic study was conducted on two Gram-reaction-positive, catalase-negative, irregular short-rod-shaped or coccoid lactic acid bacteria that were isolated from grains of fermented Japanese rice, finding that strains SG25(T) and SG23 represent a single novel species in the genus Weissella. Expand
Lactobacillus nasuensis sp. nov., a lactic acid bacterium isolated from silage, and emended description of the genus Lactobacillus.
Two strains of lactic acid bacteria, designated SU 18(T) and SU 83, were isolated from silage prepared with Sudan grass and represent a novel species in the genus Lactobacillus, for which the name LactOBacillus nasuensis sp. Expand