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FEMS Microbiol Rev. 1993 Sep;12(1-3):39-85.

Genetics of bacteriocins produced by lactic acid bacteria.

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Department of Food Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh 27695-7624.


Lactic acid bacteria produce a variety of bacteriocins that have recently come under detailed investigation. The biochemical and genetic characteristics of these antimicrobial proteins are reviewed and common elements are discussed between the different classes of bacteriocins produced by these Gram-positive bacteria.

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