The 16S ribosomal RNA gene from the beer-spoilage organism,Megasphaera cerevisiae was polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-amplified and sequenced. Analysis confirmed the phylogenetic position ofM. cerevisiae as a sister taxon ofMegasphaera elsdenii, within the obligately anaerobic, Gram-negative cocci. The sequence obtained should facilitate the development of DNA probes for early detection of this spoilage organism.
Doyle, L., McInerney, J., Mooney, J., Powell, R., Haikara, A., & Moran, A. (1995). Sequence of the gene endocing the 16S rRNA of the beer spoilage organism Megasphaera cerevisiae. Journal of Industrial Microbiology, 15(2), 67-70. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01569801