Lactate-utilizing bacteria, isolated from human feces, that produce butyrate as a major fermentation product.

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The microbial community of the human colon contains many bacteria that produce lactic acid, but lactate is normally detected only at low concentrations (<5 mM) in feces from healthy individuals. It is not clear, however, which bacteria are mainly responsible for lactate utilization in the human colon. Here, bacteria able to utilize lactate and produce… (More)

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@article{Duncan2004LactateutilizingBI, title={Lactate-utilizing bacteria, isolated from human feces, that produce butyrate as a major fermentation product.}, author={S. H. Duncan and Petra Louis and Harry James Flint}, journal={Applied and environmental microbiology}, year={2004}, volume={70 10}, pages={5810-7} }