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Classification

Firmicutes

Domain: Bacteria; Phylum: Firmicutes; Class: Bacilli; Order:Lactobacillales; family: Lactobacillaceae [Others may be used. Use NCBI link to find]

Species

NCBI: Taxonomy

Lactobacillus plantarum


Description and Significance

L. plantarum is a gram positive bacteria. It is aerotolerant and grows optimally at 15 degrees Celcius.


Genome Structure

Describe the size and content of the genome. How many chromosomes? Circular or linear? Other interesting features? What is known about its sequence?


Cell Structure, Metabolism and Life Cycle

Interesting features of cell structure; how it gains energy; what important molecules it produces.


Ecology and Pathogenesis

Habitat; symbiosis; biogeochemical significance; contributions to environment.
If relevant, how does this organism cause disease? Human, animal, plant hosts? Virulence factors, as well as patient symptoms.

References

[Sample reference] Takai, K., Sugai, A., Itoh, T., and Horikoshi, K. "Palaeococcus ferrophilus gen. nov., sp. nov., a barophilic, hyperthermophilic archaeon from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent chimney". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 2000. Volume 50. p. 489-500.

Author

Page authored by Stephanie LaHaye and Jason McIntyre, student of Prof. Jay Lennon at Michigan State University.