Name: Abby S.
What type of microorganism is used in the production of yogurt?
Mainly lactic acid bacteria, for instance
lactobacillus species. There is a species-file on
Lactobacillus in the Virtual Museum of Bacteria, see
Dr. Trudy Wassenaar
Curator of the Virtual Museum of Bacteria
A variety of bacteria do it, mostly ones from the genus Lactobacillus (such
as L. acidophilus and L. bulgaricus.)
Richard E. Barrans Jr., Ph.D.
PG Research Foundation, Darien, Illinois
Peter Faletra Ph.D.
Office of Science
Department of Energy
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