Jeotgalicoccus

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Jeotgalicoccus
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Jeotgalicoccus

Yoon et al. 2003

Jeotgalicoccus is a genus of gram-positive bacteria.[1] The cells are coccoid which means that they look like a circle or sphere. Most of the species are facultatively anaerobic. They are halotolerant to halophilic.

Jeotgalicoccus is named after the Korean fish sauce jeotgal from whence these bacteria were first isolated.

Systematics[change | change source]

The genus contains following species:

References[change | change source]

  1. Jung-Hoon Yoon, Keun-Chul Lee, Norbert Weiss, Kook Hee Kang and Yong-Ha Park (2003). "Jeotgalicoccus halotolerans gen. nov., sp. nov. and Jeotgalicoccus psychrophilus sp. nov., isolated from the traditional Korean fermented seafood jeotgal.". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 53 (Pt 2): 595–602. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.02132-0. PMID 12710632.