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..The method proved to be efficient for the early and sensitive detection of ropy Ped. damnosus strains during wine-making. Time-consuming culture and colony isolation steps are no longer needed. ..
Alegre M, Rodríguez M, Mesas J. Nucleotide sequence, structural organization and host range of pRS4, a small cryptic Pediococcus pentosaceus plasmid that contains two cassettes commonly found in other lactic acid bacteria. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2005;250:151-6 pubmed
..To our knowledge pRS4 is the first RC-replicating plasmid of P. pentosaceus that has been completely sequenced and used as cloning vector. ..
Walling E, Gindreau E, Lonvaud Funel A. A putative glucan synthase gene dps detected in exopolysaccharide-producing Pediococcus damnosus and Oenococcus oeni strains isolated from wine and cider. Int J Food Microbiol. 2005;98:53-62 pubmed publisher
..Therefore, Dps is considered a candidate for the glucan synthase enzyme responsible for EPS production by ropy strains of P. damnosus and O. oeni...