Acetic acid bacteria: A group of potential microorganisms for conversions of biological wastes

  • Issara Poljungreed Department of Food Processing Technology Management, Faculty of Agro-Industry, Panyapiwat Institute of Management
Keywords: Acetic acid bacteria, Acetobacter, Gluconobacter, Biological wastes, Bioconversion


Biological wastes, occurred during food and other industries process, have feasibility to be promising substrates for microbial cultivation. The wastes could be value added by the microbial conversion. Acetic acid bacteria (AAB) are well-known as potential microorganisms for producing high-value products using low-value substrates. Oxidative cultivation processes of acetic acid bacteria enable the use of biological wastes to produce high-value chemicals such as acetic acid, gluconic acid, dihydroxyacetone, and bacterial cellulose which could be further used in many applications. Acetobacter and Gluconobacter are potential candidates for the purposes. This review aims to provide potential species of AAB with capability of using biological wastes as substrate for producing high value products.


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