Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) are key players in the majority of food fermentation ecosystems, which are commonly found in the production of fermented meat and milk products (Blaiotta et al., 2005; Resch et al., 2008). Strains of CNS have been implicated in exerting desirable effects as components of a fermentation flora, such as color formation, aroma development, and shelf-life enhancement, and may therefore have the potential for future application as starter cultures (Zell et al., 2008). Staphylococcus condimenti is one of the most prominent species and has the potential for use in starter cultures for the production of fermented sausage and cured ham (Zell et al., 2008). S. condimenti DSM 11674 was originally isolated from fermenting soy sauce mash and suggested to be a new species in 1998 (Probst et al., 1998). However, S. condimenti has been found in a few clinical samples (Argemi et al., 2015; Misawa et al., 2015). Therefore, some concerns have been raised with regard to the safety of this species for use in food production (Zell et al., 2008; Seitter et al., 2011a,b). To further understand the biochemical and genetic characteristics of DSM 11674 and advance the potential biotechnological applications of this strain, we constructed the complete genome sequence of S. condimenti DSM 11674.
Journal: Frontiers in bioengineering and biotechnology