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Characterization of growth and metabolite production of Lactobacillus reuteri during glucose/glycerol cofermentation in batch and continuous cultures

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In anaerobic batch cultures of Lactobacillus reuteri, glucose/glycerol cofermentation resulted in production of reuterin (β-hydroxypropionaldehyde) and 1,3 propanediol at the expense of ethanol and lactate. In anaerobic chemostat cultures of L. reuteri, glucose/glycerol cofermentation resulted in an increased ethanol production and a decreased lactate production. Moreover, reuterin and 1,3 propanediol were produced in significant amounts. These results demonstrate that growing L. reuteri cells have the ability to produce reuterin. © Rapid Science Ltd. 1998

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El-Ziney, M., Arneborg, N., Uyttendaele, M. et al. Characterization of growth and metabolite production of Lactobacillus reuteri during glucose/glycerol cofermentation in batch and continuous cultures. Biotechnology Letters 20, 913–916 (1998). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1005483215378

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