TABLE 1.

Biomass composition of three different LAB

CompoundOverall biomass composition (%, wt/wt)
L. lactis (20)aL. plantarum (30)S. thermophilus (this study)b
Proteins4629.943.4
Lipids3.46.36.1
Polysaccharides129.924.1
DNA2.31.91
RNA10.798.2
Other25.64317.2
  • a A reference or source is provided in parentheses for each organism.

  • b Average for three fermentations.