xAdapted from Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Volume 2 (1986)
2Cel = cellulose;Fru = fructose;Gal =galactose;Lac = lactose;Mal = maltose;Suc = sucrose
4Variable reaction, depending on strain or subspecies 5Weak positive reaction one application and perform only one major function. These non-lactic acid bacteria represent several different genera and include both Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria. Their taxonomical position and general properties are given below. How they are actually used and the particular functions they perform in fermented foods are described in detail in the relevant chapters.
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