L. fructivorans

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Full: Lactobacillus fructivorans
Japanese: L・ フルクチボランス, L.
Type: Bacteria

Manga Notes:
Hiochi bacteria. If you open a bottle of sake in your house it is going to come, fufufu... (Ch 03) It loves sake. (Ch 04)

Story Details:
Lactobacillus homohiochi, or Lactobacillus fructivorans is the "bad guy" of the series. This is a Lactobacillus which makes sake go bad. We see this in the begining of the series when Sawaki Tadayasu notices a large quantity drifting into the lab from outside. It is then discovered that some students are trying to produce illicit sake on campus.

More Information:
This Lactobacillus is actually two species generally grouped into one Hiochi catagory. The two bacteria are individually L. homohiochi and L. heterohiochi the second actually being a synonym for L. fructivorans. This bacteria feed off the mevalonic acide produced by A. oryaze in the production of sake.


References:
Manga Chapter 02, Manga Chapter 03
Anime Episode 01, Anime Episode 02,
see also Bibliography