acetogenic bacteria


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acetogenic bacteria

[‚a·sə·tō¦jen·ik bak′tir·ē·ə]
(biochemistry)
Anaerobic bacteria capable of reducing carbon dioxide to acetic acid or converting sugars into acetate.
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Temperature characteristics of methanogenic archaea and acetogenic bacteria isolated from cold environments.
In an anaerobic system, the acetogenic bacteria convert organic matter to organic acids, possibly decreasing the pH, reducing the methane production rate and the overall anaerobic digestion process unless the acids were quickly consumed by the methanogens.