NC_010471:1081590 Leuconostoc citreum KM20, complete genome
Host Lineage: Leuconostoc citreum; Leuconostoc; Leuconostocaceae; Lactobacillales; Firmicutes; Bacteria
General Information: Used for fermentation of cabbage into kimchi. Leuconostoc citreum is used in the lactic fermentation of cabbage, radishes and cucumbers into kimchi, a traditional Korean dish. Carbon dioxide produced by Leuconostoc bacteria replaces the air and creates an anaerobic atmosphere favorable for the stabilization of ascorbic acid and for preservation of the natural flavors of the vegetables. Leuconostoc citreum produces a characteristic yellow pigment, which can also aid in its identification.