Complete genome sequence of Lactococcus lactis IO-1, a lactic acid bacterium that utilizes xylose and produces high levels of l-lactic acid

Hiroaki Kato, Yuh Shiwa, Kenshiro Oshima, Miki Machii, Tomoko Araya-Kojima, Takeshi Zendo, Mariko Shimizu-Kadota, Masahira Hattori, Kenji Sonomoto, Hirofumi Yoshikawa

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We report the complete genome sequence of Lactococcus lactis IO-1 (=JCM7638). It is a nondairy lactic acid bacterium, produces nisin Z, ferments xylose, and produces predominantly L-lactic acid at high xylose concentrations. From ortholog analysis with other five L. lactis strains, IO-1 was identified as L. lactis subsp. lactis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2102-2103
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of bacteriology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2012


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  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology

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