Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

, Volume 52, Issue 5, pp 617–627

Nutrient requirements of lactococci in defined growth media

  • E. W. J. van Niel
  • B. Hahn-Hägerdal

DOI: 10.1007/s002530051569

Cite this article as:
van Niel, E. & Hahn-Hägerdal, B. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol (1999) 52: 617. doi:10.1007/s002530051569


Many attempts have been made for the last six decades to design defined media for species of the lactococcus group. The general outcome of the studies suggests that this group is heterogeneous with respect to specific requirements for nutrients. Lactococcal species are limited in various metabolic pathways. Early attempts to trace the required nutrients were not always successful because of the poor quality of analysis and the presence of impurities in the medium components.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. W. J. van Niel
    • 1
  • B. Hahn-Hägerdal
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied Microbiology, Lund Institute of Technology, Lund University, P.O. Box 124, S-221 00 Lund, SwedenSE
  2. 2.Department of Microbiology, Wageningen Agricultural University, Hesselink van Suchtelenweg 4, 6703 CT Wageningen, The Netherlands e-mail: ed.vanniel@ALGEMEEN.MICR.WAU.NL Tel.: +31 317 483101 Fax: +31 317 483829NL

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