A phylogenetic analysis of an atypical leuconostoc: description of Leuconostoc fallax sp. nov

FEMS Microbiol Lett. 1991 Jul 15;66(1):55-9. doi: 10.1016/0378-1097(91)90420-f.


The 16S rRNA sequence of an unknown leuconostoc originally isolated from sauerkraut was investigated by reverse transcription. A comparison of the sequence with those from other lactic acid bacteria revealed the unknown organism represents a new albeit peripheral line within the genus Leuconostoc sensu stricto. A new species, Leuconostoc fallax, is proposed for this organism. The type strain is DSM 20189.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Base Sequence
  • Lactobacillus / genetics
  • Leuconostoc / genetics*
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Phylogeny
  • RNA, Bacterial / genetics
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics
  • Sequence Homology, Nucleic Acid
  • Species Specificity


  • RNA, Bacterial
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S

Associated data

  • GENBANK/S63851
  • GENBANK/S70107
  • GENBANK/S70109
  • GENBANK/S70115
  • GENBANK/S70117
  • GENBANK/S70121
  • GENBANK/S70125
  • GENBANK/S70128
  • GENBANK/S70130
  • GENBANK/S76128