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a. Causing fermentation.
b. Capable of causing or undergoing fermentation.
2. Relating to or of the nature of fermentation.


(fərˈmɛn tə tɪv)

1. tending to produce or undergo fermentation.
2. pertaining to or of the nature of fermentation.
fer•ment′a•tive•ly, adv.


a. fermentativo, que tiene la propiedad de hacer fermentar.
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Using a computational approach, the researchers found out that ATP can be generated by either of two pathways: a high-yielding respiratory pathway resulting in 23.5 ATP's per glucose molecule or a low-yielding fermentative pathway, which only generates 11 ATP's per glucose molecule.
Application of hetero fermentative LAB increased aerobic stability of silage because it increases acetate concentration during ensiling [15,16,29].
It discusses odorous compounds, substrates involved in the growth of bacteria in sewer systems and treatment processes, bacterial diversity and trophism in sewer systems, fermentative bacteria, sulfur, sulfide, hydrogen sulfide corrosion, and odor control measures.
Respiration on glucose results in a switch from aerobic to fermentative metabolism - equivalent to the Warburg effect in cancer cells - in this case converting the pyruvate product of glycolysis into ethanol rather than lactate.
A series of conventional biochemical tests such as oxidative fermentative, oxidase, nitrate reduction, arginine decarboxylase and indole test was performed for confirmation of isolated colonies of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.7 Identified colonies were streaked onto Muller Hinton Agar plates containing 8ug/mL of Levofloxacin to select FQn resistant isolates as per CLSI instructions.8 Resistant colonies were directly transferred into PCR tubes.
In this way, it can be inferred that the fermentation was adequate, given the pH and N[H.sub.3]-N values, indicating that there was no proteolysis, conferring to the preserved food a good fermentative quality.
Sugarcane juice, as the culture medium for alcoholic fermentation for fuel ethanol production, has a diverse composition that may affect several industrial operating parameters, especially the fermentative yield.
Anaerobic digestion requires an interaction of fermentative and methanogenic microorganisms (microbial biomass), being particularly dependent on a strict control of environmental conditions (temperature, pH, alkalinity) (Chernicharo, 2007).
Fermentative quality of liquid silage of peach palm (Bactris gasipaes) treated with natural yoghurt, whey and molasses
Species of anaerobe such as Clostridium butyricum 7, Enterobacter asburiae 8, facultative anaerobe Escherichia coli (9),aerobes Bacillus coagulans (10) plays dominant role in fermentative [H.sub.2] production.
This new technology increases the fermentative capabilities of micro-organisms through a process of genetically engineering DNA.
'Being organic makes it very vulnerable to natural fermentative actions resulting to formation of various volatile organic compounds (VOCs) - some of which may emit gases (some with natural characteristic odors).