Definition of acetogenic in English:


Syllabification: a·ce·to·gen·ic
Pronunciation: /əˌsētəˈjenik, ˌasitə-


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

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