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A review on Lactococcus lactis: from food to factory

Overview of attention for article published in Microbial Cell Factories, April 2017
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  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (79th percentile)

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A review on Lactococcus lactis: from food to factory
Published in
Microbial Cell Factories, April 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12934-017-0669-x
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Adelene Ai-Lian Song, Lionel L. A. In, Swee Hua Erin Lim, Raha Abdul Rahim


Lactococcus lactis has progressed a long way since its discovery and initial use in dairy product fermentation, to its present biotechnological applications in genetic engineering for the production of various recombinant proteins and metabolites that transcends the heterologous species barrier. Key desirable features of this gram-positive lactic acid non-colonizing gut bacteria include its generally recognized as safe (GRAS) status, probiotic properties, the absence of inclusion bodies and endotoxins, surface display and extracellular secretion technology, and a diverse selection of cloning and inducible expression vectors. This have made L. lactis a desirable and promising host on par with other well established model bacterial or yeast systems such as Escherichia coli, Salmonella cerevisiae and Bacillus subtilis. In this article, we review recent technological advancements, challenges, future prospects and current diversified examples on the use of L. lactis as a microbial cell factory. Additionally, we will also highlight latest medical-based applications involving whole-cell L. lactis as a live delivery vector for the administration of therapeutics against both communicable and non-communicable diseases.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
China 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Unknown 357 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 80 22%
Student > Master 75 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 57 16%
Researcher 36 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 18 5%
Other 27 8%
Unknown 66 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 107 30%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 90 25%
Immunology and Microbiology 20 6%
Chemistry 15 4%
Engineering 13 4%
Other 30 8%
Unknown 84 23%

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