this is sha mari, a Microbiology student from the Philippines. i have to research on citric acid and i was hoping you know the answers to these questions: 1. why are monosaccharides such as glucose and galactose not usually used in citric acid production despite the fact that they are easily utilizable? why are molasses the most appropriate substrate medium for citric acid production? 2. among the trace elements that are critical to product yield, which is favorable to citric acid accumulation? Thank you so much! I'm hoping to get a reply from you as soon as possible.
Interesting questions !
Did you see my page @ http://www.primaryinfo.com/citric.htm ?
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