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