Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 2 months ago

How does lactobacillus not multiply in Yakult for example?

Wouldn't the bacteria keep multiplying since the conditions are ideal? What about in fermented foods, why isn't there huge bacteria colonies? 

2 Answers

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    What do you mean "conditions are ideal"?

    Bacteria metabolise things. They "eat" one substance and excrete another. Either at some point the stuff they eat runs out, or the the stuff they excrete (alcohol, acid, whatever) stops them from procreating any further

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    They multiply until they run out of some nutrient. In the case of milk it's probably lactose.

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