Mixed Bacteria Interactions

An example of mixed pure bacterial culture fermentation is yogurt fermentation, which typically uses Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactobacillus bulgaricus. The interactions are commensal. Figure 3 illustrates the development of acidity of pure and mixed cultures of S. thermophilus and L. bulgaricus in liquid. In mixed cultures, S. thermo-philus grows faster at the beginning, reduces the pH by lactic acid production, and also produces formic acid, which is a stimulatory compound for L. bulgaricus. L. bulgaricus produces amino acids that stimulate the growth of S. ther-

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