acetic acid bacteria

Colin A. B. Davidson cabd2 at hermes.cam.ac.uk
Wed May 30 05:54:39 EST 2001

""R. Jayakumar"" <jakku at mrna.tn.nic.in> wrote in message
news:003501c0e8c9$c6fe50c0$8c01a8c0 at tn.nic.in...
> HI..
>   Can anyone suggest an easy method to detect acetic acid production by
> acetobacter like strains in liquid media.
>   thanks in advance
> jayakumar

Can it be done with a simple indicator, in something like Carrs medium? I
seem to recall that Acetobacter will turn the medium from green to yellow,
then back to green as the acetic acid is further oxidised, but Acetomonas
will simply turn the medium yellow.

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