Complete genome and two plasmids sequences of Lactiplantibacillus plantarum L55 for probiotic potentials

Bogun Kim1, Xiaoyue Xu1, Hyunju Lee1, Duleepa Pathiraja1, Kiyeop Kim2, In-Geol Choi1, Sejong Oh2,*
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1Korea University, Seoul 02841, Korea.
2Chonnam National University, Gwangju 61186, Korea.
*Corresponding Author: Sejong Oh, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 61186, Korea, Republic of. Phone: 01037988537. E-mail:

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In this study, we report the complete genome sequence of <italic>Lactiplantibacillus</italic> <italic>plantarum</italic> L55, a probiotic strain of bacteria isolated from kimchi. The genome comprises of one circular chromosome (2,077,416 bp) with a GC content of 44.5%, and two circular plasmid sequences (54,267 and 19,592 bp, respectively). We also conducted a comprehensive analysis of the genome, including the identification of functional genes, genomic islands, and antibiotic resistance genes. The genome sequence data presented in this study provides insights into the genetic basis of <italic>L. plantarum</italic> L55, which could be beneficial for future development of probiotic applications.

Keywords: Lactiplantibacillus plantarum, L55; Complete genome sequence; probiotics; plasmid