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- adj. growing in acidic medium, but preferring an alkaline medium
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- adj. especially of some bacteria; growing well in an acid medium
Increasing the number of copies of the genes that code for the enzymes involved in acid production might increase the rate of acid production, ensuring that the starter will dominate the fermentation and rapidly destroy less-aciduric competitors.