heterolactic fermentation

heterolactic fermentation

[¦hed·ə·rō′lak·tik ‚fər·mən′tā·shən]
(microbiology)
A type of lactic acid fermentation by which small yields of lactic acid are produced and much of the sugar is converted to carbon dioxide and other products.
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Filya and Sucu (2007) proved in their study that heterolactic fermentation was helpful in aerobic stability of fermented crops due to the high levels of acetic and propionic acid in fermentation end products.