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kombucha "mushroom"

Bruce Micales bmicales at facstaff.wisc.edu
Tue Jul 4 16:02:54 EST 1995

In article <DB657v.42K at dorsai.org> haoma at news.dorsai.org (Haoma) writes:

>This is from some information sent to me on it:  
>"The kombucha fungus is built in membrane form and is a symbiosis
>of yeast cells and different bacteria. Among these bacteria are:
>Bacterium xylinum, Bacterium gluconicum, Acetobacter ketogenus,

These names are no longer valid and more than likely are Acetobacter xylinium,
Gluconobacter gluconicum (not a valid name either), and Acetobacter sp.  At 
present there is no species ketogenus for Acetobacter.

Bruce Micales
bmicales at facstaff.wisc.edu
Department of Anatomy
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