Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 1, Issue 3&4,2003
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Nutritional requirements and amino acids utilization by lactic acid bacteria from wine – A short review


Maria C. Manca de Nadra *, Mario E. Arena, Fabiana M. Saguir

Recieved Date: 2002-10-22, Accepted Date: 2003-05-30


It is well known that lactic acid bacteria need multiple nutritional requirements for growth. They require numerous amino acids and other growth factors to develop in synthetic media. In this review the amino acid requirements, the effect of L-malic acid and citric acids metabolism on these requirements and the catabolism of amino acids by lactic acid bacteria from wine are discussed, with emphasis on arginine and its amino acid derivates: citrulline and ornithine.


Lactic acid bacteria, wine, amino acids, metabolism, nutritional requirements

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2003
Volume: 1
Issue: 3&4
Category: Food and Health
Pages: 76-79

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