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  1. Oenococcus

    Oenococcus is a genus of Gram-positive bacteria, placed within the family of Leuconostocaceae. The only species in the genus used to be Oenococcus oeni. In 2006, the species Oenococcus kitaharae was identified. As its name implies, Oenococcus oeni holds major importance in the field of oenology, where it is the primary bacteria involved in completing the malolactic fermentation.

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  1. Oenococcus

    A genus of GRAM-POSITIVE COCCI in the family LEUCONOSTOCACEAE. It is the primary bacteria involved in carrying out malolactic conversion in winemaking.


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