Lactobacillus fermentum

Lactobacillus fermentum

Taxobox
name = "Lactobacillus fermentum"


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regnum = Bacteria
divisio = Firmicutes
classis = Bacilli
ordo = Lactobacillales
familia = Lactobacillaceae
genus = "Lactobacillus"
species = "L. fermentum"
binomial = "Lactobacillus fermentum"
binomial_authority = Beijerinck 1901

Lactobacillus fermentum is a Gram-positive species of bacterium in the genus "Lactobacillus". It is associated with active dental caries lesions.Dickson, "et al". [http://jmm.sgmjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/54/3/299 "A novel species-specific PCR assay for identifying Lactobacillus fermentum."] J Med Microbiol 54 (2005), 299-303.] It is also commonly found in fermenting animal and plant material. [http://cancerweb.ncl.ac.uk/cgi-bin/omd?Lactobacillus+fermentum Online Medical Dictionary - Lactobacillus Fermentum] ] A few strains are considered probiotic or "friendly" bacteria in animals de F. Reque, "et al". [http://www.scielo.br/pdf/bjm/v31n4/a12v31n4.pdf "Isolation, Identification and Physiological Study of Lactobacillus fermentum LPB for Use as Probiotic in Chickens."] "Brazilian Journal of Microbiology" (2000) 31: 303-07.] and at least one strain has been applied to treat urogenital infections in women.Gardiner, "et al". [http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=119863 "Persistence of Lactobacillus fermentum RC-14 and Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1 but Not L. rhamnosus GG in the Human Vagina as Demonstrated by Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA."] Clin Diagn Lab Immunol. (2002) January; 9(1): 92–96.]

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