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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Streptococcaceae.


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  • In any case, it would be an interesting battle -- the one between the Lactococcus and the Streptococcus.

    Lloyd Garver: Wisconsin Has a Bug

  • Nisin is produced by fermentation using the bacterium Lactococcus lactis.

    Nisin. The Milk Derivative You've Never Heard Of

  • By directly engineering this strain of Lactococcus lactis the researchers were able to delete genes that coded for glucose metabolism by the bacteria.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • Lactococcus lactis is used extensively in the dairy industry in the production of fermented milk products, and has a relatively simple carbon metabolism pathway.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • Lactococcus lactis, Leuconostoc mesenteroides Geotrichum mold

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • “Cream cultures” is a convenient shorthand for products that are now intentionally seeded with these same bacteria, which are various species of Lactococcus and Leuconostoc, and have three important characteristics.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Lactococcus lactis, and is the only bacteriocin recognized as safe by the World Health Organization (WHO) for use within food production, and the authors said that it exhibits antimicrobial activity toward a wide range of Gram-positive bacteria, nisin was incorporated into sorbitol-plasticized sodium caseinate films at 1000 IU/cm2 and the films were prepared by casting methods.

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  • A bill to designate Lactococcus lactis, a bacterium used in making cheese, as the state microbe has passed the Wisconsin Assembly and is now going to be voted by the state senate.

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  • Ghent - Oral intake of allergens or auto-antigens via the lactic acid bacterium Lactococcus lactis m ...


  • The New York Times reports that Wisconsin has just appointed the cheese-making bacterium Lactococcus lactis as its official state microbe.

    New Scientist - Online News


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