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Research article2002Peer reviewed

Weissella soli sp. nov., a lactic acid bacterium isolated from soil

Magnusson, J; Jonsson, H; Schnurer, J; Roos, S


Phylogenetic analysis of the 16S rRNA gene of bacterial isolates from garden soil showed relatedness to Weissella kandleri and Weissella confusa. However, the sequences had notable differences, and DNA-DNA hybridizations confirmed that the isolates are separate from these two species. The isolates could be further distinguished from all previously described Weissella species by electrophoretic analysis of whole-cell proteins, as well as by the results from different biochemical tests. The name Weissella soli is proposed for the new species, the type strain being Mi268(T) (= LMG 20113(T) = DSM 14420(T)).


Weissella soli; new species; 16S rRNA; soil

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International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
2002, Volume: 52, number: 3, pages: 831-834