Phenotypic and genomic diversity of Lactobacillus plantarum strains isolated from various environmental niches.

Abstract

Lactobacillus plantarum is a ubiquitous microorganism that is able to colonize several ecological niches, including vegetables, meat, dairy substrates and the gastro-intestinal tract. An extensive phenotypic and genomic diversity analysis was conducted to elucidate the molecular basis of the high flexibility and versatility of this species. First, 185… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2009.02119.x

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