Acidogenic bacteria | definition of acidogenic bacteria by Medical dictionary
ac·id·o·gen·ic bac·te·ria (as'id-ō-jen'ik bak-tēr'ē-ă)
Producers of acid from fermentable carbohydrates, found in dental biofilm (q.v.); may be related to caries development.
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Resistant starch acts in a similar way to dietary fibres and stimulates the growth of acidogenic bacteria
and short chain fatty acids, which support a number of functions and processes that are important to health.
First, acidogenic bacteria
turn biomass into volatile fatty acids and acetic acid.
Results: Acidogenic bacteria
such as streptococci, actinomyces, lactobacilli gave large pH drops, which easily reached pH 4.