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Lactobacillus kefiranofaciens

Lactobacillus kefiranofaciens is a species of slime-forming, homofermentative, rod-shaped lactic acid bacteria first isolated from kefir grains, hence its name. Its type strain is WT-2B (ATCC 43761).[1] Its genome has been sequenced.[2]

Lactobacillus kefiranofaciens
Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Firmicutes
Class: Bacilli
Family: Lactobacillaceae
Genus: Lactobacillus
Species: L. kefiranofaciens
Binomial name
Lactobacillus kefiranofaciens
Fujisawa et al. 1988


  1. ^ Fujisawa, T.; Adachi, S.; Toba, T.; Arihara, K.; Mitsuoka, T. (1988). "Lactobacillus kefiranofaciens sp. nov. Isolated from Kefir Grains". International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology. 38 (1): 12–14. doi:10.1099/00207713-38-1-12. ISSN 0020-7713. 
  2. ^ Wang, Y.; Wang, J.; Ahmed, Z.; Bai, X.; Wang, J. (2011). "Complete Genome Sequence of Lactobacillus kefiranofaciens ZW3". Journal of Bacteriology. 193 (16): 4280–4281. doi:10.1128/JB.05306-11. ISSN 0021-9193. PMC 3147695 . PMID 21705607. 

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