Genetic organization and expression of citrate permease in lactic acid bacteria.

@article{Drider2004GeneticOA,
  title={Genetic organization and expression of citrate permease in lactic acid bacteria.},
  author={Djamel Drider and Sadjia Bekal and Herv{\'e} Pr{\'e}vost},
  journal={Genetics and molecular research : GMR},
  year={2004},
  volume={3 2},
  pages={273-81}
}
Citrate is present in many natural substrates, such as milk, vegetables and fruits, and its metabolism by lactic acid bacteria (LAB) plays an important role in food fermentation. The industrial importance of LAB stems mainly from their ability to convert carbohydrates into lactic acid and, in some species, like Lactococcus lactis and Leuconostoc mesenteroides, to produce C4 flavor compounds (diacetyl, acetoin) through citrate metabolism. Three types of genetic organization and gene locations… CONTINUE READING

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