Genomic, probiotic, and metabolic potentials of Liquorilactobacillus nagelii AGA58, a novel bacteriocinogenic motile strain isolated from lactic acid-fermented shalgam


Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, vol.135, no.1, pp.34-43, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 135 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jbiosc.2022.10.008
  • Journal Name: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, BIOSIS, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, Chimica, Compendex, EMBASE, Environment Index, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, INSPEC, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.34-43
  • Keywords: Liquorilactobacillus nagelii, Comparative genomics, Bacteriocin, Motility, Probiotic, Metabolism
  • Abdullah Gül University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022 The Society for Biotechnology, JapanThis study aimed to perform genomic, probiotic, and metabolic characterization of a novel Liquorilactobacillus nagelii AGA58 isolated from a lactic acid-fermented shalgam beverage to understand its metabolic potentials and probiotic features. AGA58 is gram-positive, motile, catalase-negative and appears as short rods under the light-microscope. The AGA58 chromosome comprises a single linear chromosome of 2,294,635 bp that is predicted to carry 2135 coding sequences, including 45 tRNA genes, 3 mRNA, and 3 rRNA operons. The genome has a G+C content of 36.9%, including 55 pseudogenes and a single intact prophage. AGA58 is micro-anaerobic due to achieving a shorter doubling time and faster growth rate than micro-aerophilic conditions. It carries flagellar biosynthesis protein-encoding genes predicting motile behavior, which was confirmed with the in vitro motility test. AGA58 is an obligatory homofermentative lactobacillus that can ferment hexose sugars such as galactose, glucose, fructose, sucrose, mannose, N-acetyl glucosamine, maltose, and trehalose to lactate through glycolysis. No acid production from pentoses implies that five-carbon sugars are being utilized for purine and pyrimidine synthesis. Putative pyruvate metabolism revealed formate, malate, oxaloacetate, acetate, acetaldehyde, acetoin, and lactate forms from pyruvate. AGA58 is predicted to encode the LuxS gene and biosynthesis of class IIa and Blp family class-II bacteriocins suggesting this bacterium's antimicrobial potential, linked to antagonism tests that AGA58 can inhibit Escherichia coli ATCC 43895, Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium ATCC 14028, and Klebsiella pneumonia ATCC 13883. Moreover, AGA58 is tolerant to acid and bile concentrations simulating the human gastrointestinal conditions depicting the probiotic potential of the organism as the first report in literature within the same species.