How can I know the kind of acid produced by the bacteria?

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How can I know the kind of acid produced by the bacteria?

Post by mloonjin » Fri Sep 28, 2007 5:00 pm

I am busy identifying bacteria.and I know some bacteria would produce the acid when they were fermented.I want to know the acid belong to which kind.just like lactic acid ,butyric acid or else.what method I can use.
thank you in advance!wait for your good suggestion.

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Post by mith » Wed Oct 03, 2007 7:26 am

butryic stinks, perhaps you could try some sort of spectroscopy, or maybe neutralize them and isolate the salts?
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