Polyphasic characterization of the lactic acid bacteria in kefir.

@article{Mainville2006PolyphasicCO,
  title={Polyphasic characterization of the lactic acid bacteria in kefir.},
  author={Isabelle Mainville and Normand Robert and Byong Lee and Edward R. Farnworth},
  journal={Systematic and applied microbiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={59-68}
}
The lactic acid bacteria of kefir were isolated and characterized using phenotypical, biochemical, and genotypical methods. Polyphasic analyses of results permitted the identification of the microflora to the strain level. The genus Lactobacillus was represented by the species Lb. kefir and Lb. kefiranofaciens. Both subspecies of Lactococcus lactis (lactis… CONTINUE READING