Journal of Industrial Microbiology

, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp 67–70

Sequence of the gene encoding the 16S rRNA of the beer spoilage organismMegasphaera cerevisiae

  • L M Doyle
  • J O McInerney
  • J Mooney
  • R Powell
  • A Haikara
  • A P Moran
Article

Abstract

The 16S ribosomal RNA gene from the beer-spoilage organism,Megasphaera cerevisiae was polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-amplified and sequenced. Analysis confirmed the phylogenetic position ofM. cerevisiae as a sister taxon ofMegasphaera elsdenii, within the obligately anaerobic, Gram-negative cocci. The sequence obtained should facilitate the development of DNA probes for early detection of this spoilage organism.

Keywords

Megasphaera cerevisiae 16S rRNA DNA probe beer spoilage phylogeny 

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© Society for Industrial Microbiology 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • L M Doyle
    • 2
  • J O McInerney
    • 2
  • J Mooney
    • 2
  • R Powell
    • 2
  • A Haikara
    • 1
  • A P Moran
    • 2
  1. 1.Biotechnology and Food Research LaboratoryTechnical Research Centre of FinlandEspooFinland
  2. 2.Department of MicrobiologyUniversity CollegeGalwayIreland

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