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Enzyme Microb Technol. 2000 Feb 1;26(2-4):87-107.

Factors affecting the fermentative lactic acid production from renewable resources(1).

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Department of Applied Microbiology, Lund Institute of Technology/Lund University, P.O. Box 124, SE-221 00, Lund, Sweden


Parameters affecting the fermentative lactic acid (LA) production are summarized and discussed: microorganism, carbon- and nitrogen-source, fermentation mode, pH, and temperature. LA production is compared in terms of LA concentration, LA yield and LA productivity. Also by-product formation and LA isomery are discussed.

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