Leuconostoc kimchii IMSNU 11154

Names Leuconostoc kimchii IMSNU 11154
Accession numbers NC_014131, NC_014132, NC_014133, NC_014134, NC_014135, NC_014136
Background Leuconostoc kimchii (strain IMSNU 11154 / KCTC 2386 / IH25) is Gram-positive bacterium isolated from kimchi, a traditional Korean fermented food. It is known to be an important antimicrobial lactic acid bacterium with probiotic potential. L. kimchii has genes for dextran formation from sucrose and for mannitol formation from fructose. Antimicrobial and antioxidative functions of L. kimchii could be attributed to a leucosin B-like peptide and multiple enzymes to reduce hydrogen peroxide and oxidized thiols, respectively. This strain showed antimicrobial activities against Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Bacillus cepacia, Candida albicans, and Aspergillus niger. L. kimchii metabolized sucrose by invertase, sucrose phosphorylase, and dextransucrase. Formation of exopolysaccharide and fructose from sucrose by dextransucrase could enhance the probiotic function as well as improve the taste and flavor of kimchi. It contains multiple antioxidative systems to manage acid and oxidative stresses independent of superoxide dismutase and catalase. (adapted from PMID: 20494991). (EBI Integr8)
Strain IMSNU11154
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre (12-MAY-2010) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
(21-SEP-2009) Department of Biological Sciences, Institute of Microbiology, Seoul National University, Seoul
Sequencing quality Level 6: Finished
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method 454-GS-FLX-Titanium
Isolation site fermented kimchi in Korea
Isolation country Korea
Number of replicons 6
Gram staining properties Positive
Shape Cocci
Mobility No
Flagellar presence No
Number of membranes 1
Oxygen requirements Facultative
Optimal temperature NA
Temperature range Mesophilic
Habitat NA
Biotic relationship NA
Host name NA
Cell arrangement NA
Sporulation NA
Metabolism NA
Energy source NA
Diseases NA
Pathogenicity No