NC_008532:973510 Streptococcus thermophilus LMD-9, complete genome
Host Lineage: Streptococcus thermophilus; Streptococcus; Streptococcaceae; Lactobacillales; Firmicutes; Bacteria
General Information: Moderate thermophile. This strain is one of the fermenters used in the production of yogurt and mozzarella cheese. Most streptococci are facultative anaerobes, and some are obligate anaerobes. Serologic grouping is based on antigenic differences in cell wall carbohydrates, in cell wall pili-associated protein, and in the polysaccharide capsule in group B streptococci. Streptococcus thermophilus is a lactic acid bacteria often used as a starter culture for fermented dairy products including yogurt and cheese.