Characterization of four plasmids harboured in a Lactobacillus brevis strain encoding a novel bacteriocin, brevicin 925A, and construction of a shuttle vector for lactic acid bacteria and Escherichia coli.

@article{Wada2009CharacterizationOF,
  title={Characterization of four plasmids harboured in a Lactobacillus brevis strain encoding a novel bacteriocin, brevicin 925A, and construction of a shuttle vector for lactic acid bacteria and Escherichia coli.},
  author={Takaomi Wada and Masafumi Noda and Fumi Kashiwabara and Hyung Joon Jeon and Ayano Shirakawa and Hironori Yabu and Yasuyuki Matoba and Takanori Kumagai and Masanori Sugiyama},
  journal={Microbiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={155 Pt 5},
  pages={1726-37}
}
In this study we isolated over 250 lactic acid bacteria (LAB) candidates from fruit, flowers, vegetables and a fermented food to generate an LAB library. One strain, designated 925A, isolated from kimchi (a traditional Korean fermented dish made from Chinese cabbage) produced a novel type of bacteriocin, brevicin 925A, which is effective against certain LAB, including strains of Lactobacillus, Enterococcus, Streptococcus, Bacillus and Listeria. Strain 925A, identified as Lactobacillus brevis… CONTINUE READING