Genomic features of Lactococcus lactis IO-1, a lactic acid bacterium that utilizes xylose and produces high levels of L-lactic acid

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

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Lactococcus lactis IO-1 (JCM7638) produces L-lactic acid predominantly when grown at high xylose concentrations, and its utilization is highly desired in the green plastics industry. Therefore it is worthwhile studying its genomic traits. In this study, we focused on (i) genes of possible horizontal transfer derivation (prophages, the nisin-sucrose transposon, and several restrictionmodification systems), and (ii) genes for the synthetic pathways of amino acids and vitamins in the IO-1 genome. In view of the results of this analysis, we consider their meanings in strain IO-1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1804-1808
Number of pages5
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2013


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry

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