Genetics of Lactic Acid Bacteria

Lorenzo Morelli, A von Wright

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The early genetic research on lactic acid bacteria (LAB) was dominated by studies on plasmid-associated phenomena, especially in lactococci. Recent advances in the genomics of LAB have opened novel insights into both the evolutionary aspect of LAB and the genetic basis of their important metabolic functions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLactic Acid Bacteria Microbiological and Functional Aspects
EditorsG Vinderola, A Ouwehand, S Salminen, A von Wright
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • LAB core genomes
  • gene transfer


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