Streptococcus lactis

Strep·to·coc·cus lac·tis

a bacterial species found commonly as a contaminant in milk and dairy products; a common cause of souring and coagulation of milk; some strains produce nisin, a powerful antibiotic that inhibits growth of many other gram-positive organisms.
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improved medium for detection of citrate fermenting Streptococcus lactis subsp.
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