The metabolic pH response in Lactococcus lactis: An integrative experimental and modelling approach

@article{Andersen2009TheMP,
  title={The metabolic pH response in Lactococcus lactis: An integrative experimental and modelling approach},
  author={Ann Zahle Andersen and Ana L{\'u}cia Carvalho and Ana Rute Neves and Helena Santos and Ursula Kummer and Lars Folke Olsen},
  journal={Computational biology and chemistry},
  year={2009},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={71-83}
}
Lactococcus lactis is characterised by its ability to convert sugar almost exclusively into lactic acid. This organic acid lowers extracellular pH, thus inhibiting growth of competing bacteria. Although L. lactis is able to survive at low pH, glycolysis is strongly affected at pH values below 5, showing reduced rate of glucose consumption. Therefore, in… CONTINUE READING