Name DOI
Takizawa et al. 1994
Name Status
Validly Published
Current Authority
Takizawa et al. 1994
Preferred Name
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Type
(designated strain)
Refer to the type exemplar.
Type Strain
representative organism
T (= = = = = =)
Proper Form
Lactobacillus kefirgranum Takizawa et al. 1994
Nomenclatural History
The species Lactobacillus kefirgranum was originally described and validly published by Takizawa et al. 1994. In 2004, Vancanneyt et al. reduced this species to the rank of subspecies to form (Takizawa et al. 1994) Vancanneyt et al. 2004 .
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  1. Vancanneyt M, Mengaud J, Cleenwerck I, Vanhonacker K, Hoste B, Dawyndt P, Degivry MC, Ringuet D, Janssens D, Swings J. Reclassification of Lactobacillus kefirgranum Takizawa et al. 1994 as Lactobacillus kefiranofaciens subsp. kefirgranum subsp. nov. and emended description of L. kefiranofaciens Fujisawa et al. 1988. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2004; 54:551-556. [PubMed].
  2. Takizawa S, Kojima S, Tamura S, Fujinaga S, Benno Y, Nakase T. Lactobacillus kefirgranum sp. nov. and Lactobacillus parakefir sp. nov., Two New Species from Kefir Grains. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1994; 44:435-439.