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Name: Shiv
Status: Student
Grade:  9-12
Location: KY
Country: United States
Date: February 2007


Question:
Why does glucose have a faster rate of fermentation then lactose?



Replies:
I'm not sure this is true in all cases, however, glucose is the simplest of sugars. Lactose is composed of two glucose molecules bonded together. So it is reasonable to assume that glucose would be metabolized more rapidly than lactose. But again, fermentation is a complex set of processes and there may be conditions where the reverse could be true.

Vince Calder



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