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How does Levconostoc Mesenteroidses works for sugar degradadation under anaerobic conditions? this question belons to the science of microbiolgy.



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Let me rephrase the question: how does Leuconostoc mesenteroides ferment sugars under anaerobic conditions? The misspelling of the name suggests that you haven't taken the trouble to check that this organism is a member of the so-called lactic acid bacteria (non-beta-hemolytic cocci). They are normally heterofermentative and ferment glucose via the phosphoketolase pathway. Fermentation is an anaerobic process. Knowing that Leuconostoc belong to the lactic-acid bacteria, and that they ferment glucose under anaerobic conditions, you must be able to draw their sugar metabolism of glucose into lactic acid without too much difficulty. If you are really stuck, look up 'fermentation' in the Encyclopaedia Britannica (www.britannica.com).

Trudy Wassenaar



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