Complete resequencing and reannotation of the Lactobacillus plantarum WCFS1 genome

J Bacteriol. 2012 Jan;194(1):195-6. doi: 10.1128/JB.06275-11.


There is growing interest in the beneficial effects of Lactobacillus plantarum on human health. The genome of L. plantarum WCFS1, first sequenced in 2001, was resequenced using Solexa technology. We identified 116 nucleotide corrections and improved function prediction for nearly 1,200 proteins, with a focus on metabolic functions and cell surface-associated proteins.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Gene Expression Regulation, Bacterial / physiology*
  • Genome, Bacterial*
  • Lactobacillus plantarum / genetics*
  • Molecular Sequence Annotation
  • Molecular Sequence Data

Associated data

  • GENBANK/AL935263