Biology:Listeria fleischmannii

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Short description: Species of bacterium

Listeria fleischmannii
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Bacillota
Class: Bacilli
Order: Bacillales
Family: Listeriaceae
Genus: Listeria
L. fleischmannii
Binomial name
Listeria fleischmannii
Bertsch et al. 2013

Listeria fleischmannii is a species of bacteria. It is a Gram-positive, facultatively anaerobic, non-motile, non-spore-forming bacillus. It is non-pathogenic and non-hemolytic. The species was first isolated in 2006 in Switzerland from hard cheese. The species is named after Wilhelm Fleischmann, a pioneer in the research of dairy products.[1]

Listeria fleischmannii can be differentiated from other species of Listeria by its ability to ferment both D-mannitol and D-xylose.


  1. David Bertsch, Jörg Rau, Marcel R. Eugster, Martina C. Haug, Paul A. Lawson, Christophe Lacroix, and Leo Meile. Listeria fleischmannii sp. nov., isolated from cheese. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (2013), 63, 526–532.

External links

Wikidata ☰ Q24958397 entry