Moraxella Species Are Primarily Responsible for Generating Malodor in Laundry

@article{Kubota2012MoraxellaSA,
  title={Moraxella Species Are Primarily Responsible for Generating Malodor in Laundry},
  author={Hiromi Kubota and Asako Mitani and Yu Niwano and Kohei Takeuchi and Atsushi Tanaka and Noriko Yamaguchi and Yoshiaki Kawamura and Jun Hitomi},
  journal={Applied and Environmental Microbiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={78},
  pages={3317 - 3324}
}
ABSTRACT Many people in Japan often detect an unpleasant odor generated from laundry that is hung to dry indoors or when using their already-dried laundry. Such an odor is often described as a “wet-and-dirty-dustcloth-like malodor” or an “acidic or sweaty odor.” In this study, we isolated the major microorganisms associated with such a malodor, the major component of which has been identified as 4-methyl-3-hexenoic acid (4M3H). The isolates were identified as Moraxella osloensis by… Expand
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