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I’m in the process of creating a custom culture, made of lactic acid bacteria, for a artisan yogurt drink and am having a hard time finding information on the metabolic categories of each strain. I was wondering if someone could tell me which Lactobacillus strains are Homofermentative (or Heterofermentative), namely the following strains:

  • Lactobacillus Gasseri
  • Lactobacillus Fermentum
  • Lactobacillus Sakei
  • Lactobacillus Salivarius
  • Lactobacillus Curvatus
  • Lactobacillus Amylovorus
  • Lactobacillus Johnsonii
  • Lactobacillus Kefiranofaciens
  • Lactobacillus Rhamnosus
  • Lactobacillus Plantarum
  • Lactobacillus Paracasei
  • Lactobacillus Helveticus
  • Weissella Koreensis
  • Weissella Cibaria
  • Weissella Cibaria
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This previous question may help you a bit:

Is brewers' Lactobacillus heterofermentative or homofermentative?

This is taken for Wikipedia

According to metabolism, Lactobacillus species can be divided into three groups:

Obligately homofermentative (Group I) including:

L. acidophilus, L. delbrueckii, L. helveticus, L. salivarius

Facultatively heterofermentative (Group II) including:

L. casei, L. curvatus, L. plantarum, L. sakei

Obligately heterofermentative (Group III) including:

L. brevis, L. buchneri, L. fermentum, L. reuteri

This leaves:

  • Lactobacillus Gasseri

"Among these, Lactobacillus gasseri appears to represent the major homofermentative Lactobacillus species that occupies the human GI tract (Mitsuoka, 1992; Kullen et al., 2000). http://genome.jgi-psf.org/lacga/lacga.home.html

  • Lactobacillus Amylovorus
  • Lactobacillus Johnsonii
  • Lactobacillus Kefiranofaciens
  • Lactobacillus Rhamnosus
  • Lactobacillus Paracasei
  • Weissella Koreensis
  • Weissella Cibaria

I'll update more with edits as I find it

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I found a more specific breakdown of Homofermentative and Heterofermentative bacteria here

Homolactic on hexoses:

  • L. bavaricus
  • L. casei
  • L. homohoichii
  • L. curvatus
  • L. saki
  • L. plantarum

Heterolactic on hexoses:

  • L. fermentum
  • L. brevis
  • L. buchneri
  • L. fructovorans
  • L. hilgardii

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