|Etymology:||Genus name: named after the German microbiologist Norbert Weiss, who has worked with taxonomy of lactic acid bacteria.|
Species epithet: refers to Korea, where the bacterium was first isolated.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||S-5623 = CCUG 47134|
|Micromorphology:||Short rods with rounded ends or ovoid. Appear in pairs or short chains.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G+|
|Other Enzymes:||Esculinase -|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||
|Spec. Char.:||Psychrophilic och salt tolerant.|
|Reservoir:||Has been found in kimchi, which is a Korean fermented vegetable product.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
|Comment:||W. koreensis is the dominating bacterial species during fermentation at low temperature. This bacterium also contributes flavour of the product.|
|The revised taxonomy of the mollicutes|
The revised taxonomy of mollicutes (mycoplasmas) has now been introduced on VetBact, which means that many of the species have been given new genus names or moved to another higher taxon.Published 2021-11-25. Read more...