Complete genome sequence of Lactobacillus fermentum CECT 5716, a probiotic strain isolated from human milk

J Bacteriol. 2010 Sep;192(18):4800. doi: 10.1128/JB.00702-10. Epub 2010 Jul 16.


Lactobacillus fermentum is a heterofermentative lactic acid bacterium and is frequently isolated from mucosal surfaces of healthy humans. Lactobacillus fermentum CECT 5716 is a well-characterized probiotic strain isolated from human milk and, at present, is used in commercial infant formulas. Here, we report the complete and annotated genome sequence of this strain.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Genome, Bacterial / genetics*
  • Humans
  • Lactobacillus fermentum / genetics*
  • Milk, Human / microbiology*
  • Molecular Sequence Data

Associated data

  • GENBANK/CP002033