acetic acid bacteria

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acetic acid bacteria

Any of a family of bacteria that oxidize alcohol and convert it to acetic acid (vinegar).
See also: bacterium

acetic acid bacteria

BACTERIA such as Acetobacter species, which are capable of converting ETHANOL to ACETIC ACID aerobically. They may be used in the manufacture of VINEGAR and can cause spoilage of wine and beer.
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Members of the family Acetobacteraceae have been isolated from various tropical fruits, fermented foods, flowers, and soil (13).
Other members of this microbial family, Acetobacteraceae, are used in the vinegar-making industry and aren't known to cause disease, says study coauthor David E.
cibinongensis in the family Acetobacteraceae (Figure).