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Complete genome sequence of Lactobacillus koreensis 26-25, a ginsenoside converting bacterium, isolated from Korean kimchi

Authors: Kim, Ju-Hyeon and Liu, Qing-Mei and Srinivasan, Sathiyaraj and Kim, Myung Kyum and Kim, Sang Yong and Wee, Ji-Hyang and Im, Wan-Taek

A Gram-positive, rod-shaped, ivory colored, and motile, Lactobacillus koreensis 26-25 was isolated from Korean kimchi. Strain 26-25 showed the ability of conversion from major ginsenosides into minor ginsenosides for which whole genome was sequenced. The whole genome sequence of Lactobacillus koreensis 26-25 consisted of one circular chromosome comprised of 3,006,812 bp, with a DNA G + C content of 49.23%. The whole genome analysis of strain 26-25 showed many glycosides hydrolase genes, which may contribute to identify the genes responsible for transformation of major ginsenosides into minor ginsenosides for its high pharmacological effects.

Journal: The Microbiological society of Korea
DOI: 10.7845/kjm.2018.8080
Year: 2018

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