Comparative genome analyses of Lactobacillus crispatus isolated from different ecological niches reveal an environmental adaptation of this species to the human vaginal environment

Mancabelli L, Mancino W, Lugli GA, Milani C, Viappiani A, Anzalone R, Longhi G, van Sinderen D, Ventura M, Turroni F.
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2021 Feb 12:AEM.02899-20. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02899-20. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33579685
Vaginal microbiota is defined as the community of bacteria residing in the human vaginal tract. …Overall, our findings suggest that L. crispatus plays an important ecological role in reducing the complexity of the vaginal microbiota by depleting pathogenic bacteri …