Lactobacillus

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Lactobacillus
Lactobacillus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Division: Firmicutes
Class: Bacilli
Order: Lactobacillales
Family: Lactobacillaceae
Genus: Lactobacillus
Beijerinck 1901
Species

L. acidophilus
L. brevis
L. casei
L. delbrueckii
L. delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus
L. fermentum
L. helveticus
L. plantarum
L. reuteri
L. rhamnosus
L. sanfranciscensis

Lactobacillus are most species of this non-spore-forming ferment glucose into lactose. This genus also contains several bacteria that make up part of the natural flora of the human vagina.