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Lactiplantibacillus plantarum (Orla-Jensen) Zheng et al.


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Lactiplantibacillus plantarum strain 17-5 is a whole-genome sequenced bacterium known to produce lactic acid. This strain is recommended as a test microorganism for USP <441> and USP <91>.
Product category
Bacilli Lactobacillales
Strain designation
17-5 [BUCSAV 217, BUCSAV 449, Glaxo 664, ICPB 2080, NCDO 82, NCIB 6376, NCIB 8014, NCIB 8030]
Type strain
Genome sequenced strain
Former name
Lactobacillus plantarum (Orla-Jensen) Bergey et al.
Food testing
Quality control
Organic acid production
Pharmaceutical testing
Food production research
Agricultural research
Product format
Storage conditions
2°C to 8°C
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Detailed product information


Specific applications
Assay of amino acids
Assay of biotin
Assay of calcium pantothenate
Assay of niacinamide nicotinamide
Assay of nicotinic acid niacin
Assay of pantothenic acid
Assay of tryptophan L-tryptophan
Metabolizes mevalonic acid
Produces lactic acid lactate
Quality control strain
Produces lactic acid from coconut water
Food testing
Pharmaceutical and Personal Care
Bacteriophage host
Synthesis of ribitol teichoic acids
Energy-producing pathways
Recommended as a test microorganism for USP <441> Niacin or Niacinamide Assay
Recommended as a test microorganism for USP <91> Calcium Pantothenate Assay

Potential strain for single cell protein production for food or feed

Potential plant growth promoting strain; Biofertilizer



Each NCIB culture from a different depositor
Accumulation of biotin
D-biotin conversion and metabolism
Biotin transport and accumulation
Formation of acetylmethylcarbinol
Effect of pantothenate derivatives on growth and coenzyme-A synthesis
Sulfur nutrition
Nitrate reduction
Effect of oleic acid on free biotin uptake
Ribitol-5-phosphate dehydrogenase
DNA base composition (45.1 moles % GC)
Technical information
ATCC Technical Services does not have technical information on patent deposits that are not produced or characterized by ATCC. Additional information can be found in the corresponding patent available from the patent holder or with the U.S. and/or international patent office.

Handling information

95% Air, 5% CO2
Handling procedure
  1. Open vial. 
  2. Using a single tube of #416 broth (5 to 6 mL), withdraw approximately 0.5 to 1.0 mL with a Pasteur or 1.0 mL pipette.  Rehydrate the entire pellet.
  3. Aseptically transfer this aliquot back into the broth tube.  Mix well.
  4. Use several drops of the suspension to inoculate a #416 agar slant and/or plate.
  5. Incubate the tubes and plate at 37°C for 24 hours.


Handling notes
When used as a Bacteriophage host, best results are achieved by using a 24 hours culture.
Purified genomic DNA of this strain is available (ATCC 8014D-5, ATCC 8014DQ).
Additional information on this culture is available on the ATCC® web site at

Quality control specifications

Verification method
Whole-genome Sequencing


Deposited as
Lactobacillus arabinosus Fred et al.
E McCoy
Patent depository
This material was deposited with the ATCC Patent Depository to fulfill U.S. or international patent requirements. This material may not have been produced or characterized by ATCC.  As an International Depository Authority (IDA) for patent deposits, ATCC is required to complete viability testing only at time of initial deposit of patent material. Patent deposits are made available on behalf of the Depositor when the pertinent U.S. or international patent is issued, but material may not be used to infringe the patent claims.
Cross references
GenBank X62346 L.plantarum plasmid 8014-2 DNA (from Bc1I to HincII site).
GenBank AF189765 Lactobacillus plantarum alpha-galactosidase (melA) gene, complete cds.
GenBank U97139 Lactobacillus plantarum 16S/23S ribosomal RNA large intergenic spacer region, tRNA-Ile and tRNA-Ala genes, complete sequence.
GenBank X99978 Lactobacillus plantarum citrulline biosynthetic gene cluster (carAB operon and argC, J, B, D, F-ccl operon) and usg and dsg partial sequences.

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If shipping to the U.S. state of Hawaii, you must provide either an import permit or documentation stating that an import permit is not required. We cannot ship this item until we receive this documentation. Contact the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA), Plant Industry Division, Plant Quarantine Branch to determine if an import permit is required.


Frequently Asked Questions


Curated Citations

AACC Niacin--microbiological method. St. Paul, MN, 1999

Arch. Biochem. 16: 357-360, 1948.

Costilow RN, Humphreys TW. Nitrate reduction by certain strains of Lactobacillus plantarum. Science 121: 168, 1955. PubMed: 13225760

Lichstein HC, Waller JR. Factors affecting the accumulation of biotin by Lactobacillus arabinosus. J. Bacteriol. 81: 65-69, 1961. PubMed: 13761907

AOAC International Amino acids in vitamin preparations. Gaithersburg, MD:AOAC International;AOAC "Official Methods of Analysis of the AOAC International" 960.47.

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