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Isolation and Characterization of the Strains Producing Bacterial Cellulose


Two new strains producing bacterial cellulose were isolated from the Kombucha and Tibicos symbiotic communities. Based on the 16S rRNA gene analysis and the morphological, biochemical, and physiological characteristics, the strains were identified as Komagataeibacter sucrofermentans H 110 and Komagataeibacter hansenii C 110; the strains were deposited to the All-Russian Collection of Industrial Microorganisms under accession nos. VKPM B-11267 and VKPM B-12950, respectively. The isolates have high productivity and form up to 8.2–9.5 g/L bacterial cellulose on media with food industry wastes.

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The authors are grateful to the workers of the State Research Institute of Genetics and Selection of Industrial Microorganisms and E.N. Detkova for molecular genetic research.


The work was supported by RF Ministry of Science and Higher Education, State Assignment Project no. 11.10882.2018/11.12.

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Revin, V.V., Liyas’kina, E.V., Sapunova, N.B. et al. Isolation and Characterization of the Strains Producing Bacterial Cellulose. Microbiology 89, 86–95 (2020).

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  • bacterial cellulose
  • strains
  • producers
  • Komagataeibacter