Propionibacterium

  • Propionibacterium is facilitative gram positive rods, and named like this because of their ability to synthesize  propionic acid
  • Propionibacterium live in skin, sweat gland and sebaceous glands
Propionibacterium acnes in sebaceous glands

Propionibacterium acnes in sebaceous glands

 

  • These bacteria usually harmless but have been implicated in Acne and some other skin conditions
Propionibacterium acnes

Propionibacterium acnes

 

  • The strain Propionibacterium freudenreichii subsp. shermanii is used in cheese making to create CO2 bubbles that become “eyes”, round holes in the cheese
Using Propionibacterium in cheese

Using Propionibacterium in cheese


References:

  • Wikipedia
  • http://skinfine.ru
  • http://grandvewe.com.au
  • http://www.marianne.consulting


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