Production of L-lactic acid by Rhizopus species.

  title={Production of L-lactic acid by Rhizopus species.},
  author={Carlos Ricardo Soccol and V I Stonoga and Maurice Raimbault},
  journal={World journal of microbiology & biotechnology},
  volume={10 4},
Of 19 Rhizopus spp. only four produced L-lactic acid in shake-flask culture. Aerobically and in the presence of a neutralizing agent, Rhizopus oryzae NRRL 395 produced the highest concentration of L-lactic acid (65 g/l) but with O2-limited growth ethanol was produced instead.