FEMS Microbiology Letters
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The oxalate–carbonate pathway, which is linked to oxalotrophic bacteria, leads to a potential carbon sink in terrestrial environments. This study highlights the relevance of Actinobacteria as members of the active bacterial soil community and the identification of novel uncultured oxalotrophic groups (i.e. Kribbella).
Kefir is a water-sucrose-based beverage, fermented by a symbiosis of bacteria and yeast to produce a lightly carbonated, acidic, low alcohol drink. Results from sequence-based analysis by Cotter et al. were in line with previous reports on bacteria and yeast present in water kefir, but also revealed a notable number of new species.
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