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- Chialva, F., et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Journal of agricultural and food chemistry 1997 v.45 no.9 pp. 3476-3480
- Lactobacillus; alcohols; distillates; enantiomers; enzyme activity; mash
- ... A number of strains of Lactobacillus spp. from foods were screened for their ability to convert meso-2,3-butanediol into 2-butanol. Only three strains of L. brevis transformed the meso-diol into the secondary alcohol. These strains as well as the others unable to metabolize meso-2,3-butanediol exhibited the capacity to hydrogenate 2-butanone to 2-butanol. In both types of lactobacilli, an inverse ...