02 | 2006

Bacteria "Pectinatus haikarae" named after Docent Auli Haikara

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has proved with the modern DNA-based methods that there are three new species among Pectinatus and Megasphaera strains that spoil beer. The names of recently found species are Pectinatus haikarae, Megasphaera sueciensis and Megasphaera paucivorans. The bacteria Pectinatus haikarae has been named after Docent Auli Haikara, pioneer in the Pectinatus research who has made a long-term carrier at VTT.

The article has been published in International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology.

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