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fruit and acetic acid

Postby truf777 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:38 am

what is the name of bacteria that change fruit sugar into acetic acid ?

enviroment detail :
oxygen , water , fruit
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Postby chemex » Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:36 am

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9758672

If this does not help can you provide any more details as to exactly what sugar this organism converts to acetic acid (vinegar)? Fructose, Sucrose, Galactose, etc?
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Postby truf777 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:04 am

i'm using orange , manggo and banana
so maybe it is fructose

"The fermentation kinetics of acetic acid production from fructose by Clostridium formicoaceticum was studied at pH 7.6 and 37 degreesC"

37 degreesC is too high :( i'm using room temperature
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Re: fruit and acetic acid

Postby chemex » Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:41 pm

Is this microbe doing a conversion of sucrose/fructose to acetic acid DIRECTLY or does it first convert it to sugar alcohol, then to acetic acid? (I dont think this is the case but I have to ask)
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Postby truf777 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:48 pm

i don't know :(
that's why i ask :(
is it acetobacter or Clostridium formicoaceticum or other bacteria ?
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Re: fruit and acetic acid

Postby chemex » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:13 am

Look into Acetobacter and yeast, then ;) Theyll convert sugar alcohol to acetic acid + h2o
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Postby sumita » Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:33 am

Acetic Acid Bacteria or Acetobactor is the bacteria that changes fruit juices into Acetic Acid.
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