Nutrient requirements of lactococci in defined growth media

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Many attempts have been made for the last six decades to design defined media for species of the lactococcus group. The general outcome of the studies suggests that this group is heterogeneous with respect to specific requirements for nutrients. Lactococcal species are limited in various metabolic pathways. Early attempts to trace the required nutrients were not always successful because of the poor quality of analysis and the presence of impurities in the medium components.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)617-627
JournalApplied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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  • Industrial Biotechnology

Free keywords

  • Microorganism growth
  • Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris
  • Streptococcaceae
  • Micrococcales
  • Bacteria
  • Lactic acid bacteria
  • Environmental factor
  • Nutrient requirement
  • Nutrient
  • Culture medium
  • Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis
  • Review


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