|Etymology:||Genus name: named after the German microbiologist Norbert Weiss, who has worked with taxonomy of lactic acid bacteria.|
Species epithet: refers to Korea, where the bacterium was first isolated.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||S-5623 = CCUG 47134|
|Micromorphology:||Short rods with rounded ends or ovoid. Appear in pairs or short chains.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G+|
|Other Enzymes:||Esculinase -|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||
|Spec. Char.:||Psychrophilic och salt tolerant.|
|Reservoir:||Has been found in kimchi, which is a Korean fermented vegetable product.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
|Comment:||W. koreensis is the dominating bacterial species during fermentation at low temperature. This bacterium also contributes flavour of the product.|
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For a long time, Rhodococcus hoagii was referred to Rhodococcus equi on VetBact, because we experienced some resistance to the name that is now considered to be the correct one, i.e. Rhodococcus hoagii. Now you can find the bacterium in question under the correct name in VetBact, but you can also find the bacterium when searching for the old name.Published 2021-10-10. Read more...