I've been researching bacteria strains but am having trouble finding amylolytic LAB strains with amylolytic and lactic acid producing character. The only species I've found, that are capable of amylolysis (correct me if I'm wrong) are Lactobacillus amylovorus, Lactobacillus manihotivorans, Lactobacillus plantarum.

If any, what other LAB strains provide amylolysis? Also, can anyone verify if the above strains also meet the criteria?

The keyword here is strains. Many species can degrade starch but most strains cannot.

  • $\begingroup$ ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3458588 L. acidophilus can be another species on the list. $\endgroup$
    – inf3rno
    Commented Oct 19, 2015 at 16:02
  • $\begingroup$ genome.jp/kegg-bin/show_pathway?lrl00500 Lactobacillus rhamnosus $\endgroup$
    – inf3rno
    Commented Oct 19, 2015 at 16:03
  • $\begingroup$ tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.5504/BBEQ.2011.0124 it is not that hard to find articles in the topic. there are many species with this ability $\endgroup$
    – inf3rno
    Commented Oct 19, 2015 at 16:03
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    $\begingroup$ @inf3rno That's only partly true. e.g. Propionibacterium freudenreichii subsp. shermanii CIRM-BIAlT is able to metabolize lactose, although this trait is strain-dependent, since the Lac genes may have been acquired through a horizontal transfer event mediated by phage infection. Many strains can degrade starch but few species cannot. $\endgroup$
    – Wilhelm
    Commented Oct 22, 2015 at 8:47


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