Lactobacillus brevis represents one of the most relevant beer-spoiling bacteria. Besides strains causing turbidity and off flavors upon growth and metabolite formation, this species also comprises strains that produce exopolysaccharides (EPSs), which increase the viscosity of beer. Here, we report the complete genome sequences of three EPS-producing, brewery-associated L. brevis strains. Copyright © 2017 Fraunhofer et al.
Journal: Genome announcements