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Lactobacillus fermentum is a Gram-positive species of bacterium in the genus Lactobacillus. It is associated with active dental caries lesions. It is also commonly found in fermenting animal and plant material. It has been found in sourdough. A few strains are considered probiotic or "friendly" bacteria in animals and at least one strain has been applied to treat urogenital infections in women. Some strains of lactobacilli formerly classified as Lactobacillus fermentum have since been reclassified as Lactobacillus reuteri. Commercialized strains of L. fermentum used as probiotics include PCC and ME-3.
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A species of gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria associated with DENTAL CARIES.
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