Complete genome sequence of Leuconostoc citreum KM20

Jihyun F. Kim, Haeyoung Jeong, Jung Sook Lee, Sang Haeng Choi, Misook Ha, Cheol Goo Hur, Ji Sun Kim, Soohyun Lee, Hong Seog Park, Yong Ha Park, Kwang Oh Tae

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Leuconostoc citreum is one of the most prevalent lactic acid bacteria during the manufacturing process of kimchi, the best-known Korean traditional dish. We have determined the complete genome sequence of L. citreum KM20. It consists of a 1.80-Mb chromosome and four circular plasmids and reveals genes likely involved in kimchi fermentation and its probiotic effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3093-3094
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Bacteriology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Apr 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology

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Kim, J. F., Jeong, H., Lee, J. S., Choi, S. H., Ha, M., Hur, C. G., Kim, J. S., Lee, S., Park, H. S., Park, Y. H., & Tae, K. O. (2008). Complete genome sequence of Leuconostoc citreum KM20. Journal of Bacteriology, 190(8), 3093-3094.