Complete genome sequence of Lactobacillus helveticus R0052, a commercial probiotic strain

J Bacteriol. 2012 Nov;194(22):6349. doi: 10.1128/JB.01638-12.


Lactobacillus helveticus R0052 is a commercially available strain that is widely used in probiotic preparations. The genome sequence consisted of 2,129,425 bases. Comparative analysis showed that it was unique among L. helveticus strains in that it contained genes encoding mucus-binding proteins similar to those found in Lactobacillus acidophilus.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Genome, Bacterial*
  • Lactobacillus helveticus / classification*
  • Lactobacillus helveticus / genetics*
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Probiotics*

Associated data

  • GENBANK/CP003799