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What organisms use lactic acid
• Fermented vegetables
– Pickles!
• The sugars in the pickles are converted to
lactic acid, preserving the pickle
• Lactobacillus bulgaricus – a bacteria
– Yogurt
• Lactose is fermented by the bacteria to lactic
acid, which both thickens the yogurt and
restricts the growth of bacteria that poisons
the food
– during anaerobic exercise
• lactic acid is fermented in muscles where
oxygen is depleted
– makes muscles burn