aciduric


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Adj.1.aciduric - especially of some bacteriaaciduric - especially of some bacteria; growing well in an acid medium
acid-loving - thriving in a relatively acidic environment (especially of plants requiring a pH well below 7)
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mutans serotypes are both acidogenic and aciduric and are strongly stimulated by sucrose (Roberson, T.
Aciduric bacteria such as the mutans streptococci can carry out glycolysis at low pH values within the biofilm's matrix even though glycolytic enzymes are not acid tolerant, because the bacteria maintains pH across the cell membrane with the interior more alkaline than the exterior.
Dental caries has a multifactorial disease process requiring the simultaneous occurrence of three conditions over a sufficient length of time: 1) susceptible tooth and host; 2) acidogenic, aciduric bacteria; and 3) fermentable carbohydrates.