In this study, the genomes of the Weissella (W.) beninensis, W. diestrammenae, W. fabalis, W. fabaria, W. ghanensis, and W. uvarum type strains were sequenced and analyzed. Moreover, the ability of these strains to metabolize 95 carbohydrates was investigated, and the genetic determinants of such capability were searched within the sequenced genomes. 16S rRNA gene and genome-based-phylogeny of all the Weissella species described to date allowed a reassessment of the Weissella genus species groups. As a result, six distinct species groups within the genus, namely, W. beninensis, W. kandleri, W. confusa, W. halotolerans, W. oryzae, and W. paramesenteroides species groups, could be described. Phenotypic analyses provided further knowledge about the ability of the W. beninensis, W. ghanensis, W. fabaria, W. fabalis, W. uvarum, and W. diestrammenae type strains to metabolize certain carbohydrates and confirmed the interspecific diversity of the analyzed strains. Moreover, in many cases, the carbohydrate metabolism pathway and phylogenomic species group clustering overlapped. The novel insights provided in our study significantly improved the knowledge about the Weissella genus and allowed us to identify features that define the role of the analyzed type strains in fermentative processes and their biotechnological potential.

Novel insights into the phylogeny and biotechnological potential of Weissella species / Fanelli, F.; Montemurro, M.; Chieffi, D.; Cho, G. S.; Franz, C. M. A. P.; Dell'Aquila, A.; Rizzello, C. G.; Fusco, V.. - In: FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY. - ISSN 1664-302X. - 13:(2022). [10.3389/fmicb.2022.914036]

Novel insights into the phylogeny and biotechnological potential of Weissella species

Rizzello C. G.;
2022

Abstract

In this study, the genomes of the Weissella (W.) beninensis, W. diestrammenae, W. fabalis, W. fabaria, W. ghanensis, and W. uvarum type strains were sequenced and analyzed. Moreover, the ability of these strains to metabolize 95 carbohydrates was investigated, and the genetic determinants of such capability were searched within the sequenced genomes. 16S rRNA gene and genome-based-phylogeny of all the Weissella species described to date allowed a reassessment of the Weissella genus species groups. As a result, six distinct species groups within the genus, namely, W. beninensis, W. kandleri, W. confusa, W. halotolerans, W. oryzae, and W. paramesenteroides species groups, could be described. Phenotypic analyses provided further knowledge about the ability of the W. beninensis, W. ghanensis, W. fabaria, W. fabalis, W. uvarum, and W. diestrammenae type strains to metabolize certain carbohydrates and confirmed the interspecific diversity of the analyzed strains. Moreover, in many cases, the carbohydrate metabolism pathway and phylogenomic species group clustering overlapped. The novel insights provided in our study significantly improved the knowledge about the Weissella genus and allowed us to identify features that define the role of the analyzed type strains in fermentative processes and their biotechnological potential.
2022
Weissella; Periweissella; probiotics
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Novel insights into the phylogeny and biotechnological potential of Weissella species / Fanelli, F.; Montemurro, M.; Chieffi, D.; Cho, G. S.; Franz, C. M. A. P.; Dell'Aquila, A.; Rizzello, C. G.; Fusco, V.. - In: FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY. - ISSN 1664-302X. - 13:(2022). [10.3389/fmicb.2022.914036]
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