|Etymology:||Genus name: named after the German microbiologist Norbert Weiss, who has worked with taxonomy of lactic acid bacteria.|
Species epithet: refers to Korea, where the bacterium was first isolated.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||S-5623 = CCUG 47134|
|Micromorphology:||Short rods with rounded ends or ovoid. Appear in pairs or short chains.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G+|
|Other Enzymes:||Esculinase -|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||
|Spec. Char.:||Psychrophilic och salt tolerant.|
|Reservoir:||Has been found in kimchi, which is a Korean fermented vegetable product.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
|Comment:||W. koreensis is the dominating bacterial species during fermentation at low temperature. This bacterium also contributes flavour of the product.|
|New names of taxa within the classification category phylum|
During October 2021, an article was published by A. Oren och G.M. Garrity, in which new names are proposed for a number of taxa within the classification category phylum. This has resulted in many discussions in social media about whether it was really necessary to make these changes, which have created confusion among microbiologists and other professionals who come into contact with bacteriology.Published 2022-09-28. Read more...