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1. Lactic acid
Lactic acid is formed by the reduction of pyruvate , a process occurring in hypoxic state (this is because further breakdown of pyruvate requires oxygen).

2. Lactic acid bacteria
A group of Gram-positive , non-sporing bacteria which carry out a lactic acid fermentation of sugar s. It includes species of Lactobacillus, Leuconostoc, Pediococcus and Streptococcus.

3. Lactic acid fermentation
A type of fermentation carried out by lactic acid bacteria in which sugar (e.g. lactose , glucose , pentose ) are converted either entirely (or almost entirely) to lactic acid ( homolactic fermentation ) or to a mixture of lactic acid and other products ( heterolactic fermentation ).

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