Mixed acid fermentation

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Mixed acid fermentation is an anaerobic fermentation where the products are a complex mixture of acids, particularly lactate, acetate, succinate and formate as well as ethanol and equal amounts of H2 and CO2. It is characteristic for members of the Enterobacteriaceae family.[1]

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  1. ^ M.Madigan & J. Martinko, 11th edition, (2006) Brock's Biology of Microorganisms, NJ, Pearson Prentice Hall, (p. 352)