Meaning of acetogenic in English:


Pronunciation /əˌsiːtə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪk/ /ˌasɪtə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪk/


  • (of bacteria) forming acetate or acetic acid as a product of metabolism.

    ‘However, if the digester solution is too basic, then the acetogenic bacteria population is too low.’
    • ‘Addition of bromoethanesulphonic acid will allow confirmation of acetogenic activity in the absence of methanogenesis.’
    • ‘These will form the substrate on which the acetogenic biofilm will form.’
    • ‘A new acetogenic bacterium, Clostridium ljungdahlii, was named in recognition of Dr. Ljungdahl's groundbreaking research into acetogenesis.’
    • ‘Acetogenic bacteria have more substrate to convert to volatile fatty acids, and therefore facilitate production of more biogas.’