Lactobacillus

Paul Auwaerter, M.D., Emily Kendall, M.D.
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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Gram positive, facultative anaerobic (or microaerophilic) rod.
  • Normal flora of GI/GU tract.
  • Produces lactic acid from glycogen providing for a low vaginal pH.
  • Species often employed for production of yogurt, cheese, wine and other fermented products.
  • Inherently resistant to vancomycin.

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Last updated: August 12, 2014

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