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Table 2 Carbohydrate fermentation characteristics of lactobacilli isolated from the airag samples

From: Characterization of airag collected in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia with emphasis on isolated lactic acid bacteria

Identification L. helveticus L. kefiranofaciens L. kefiri L. diolivorans
Groups A B    
Isolates SJU1-7 SJU8-9 SJU10-11 SJU12-13 SJU14
Arabinose - - - (1)* +
Cellobiose - (1)* + -  
Fructose + + + + +
Galactose + + + + +
Gluconate - - + - +
Glucose + + + - +
Lactose + + + + +
Maltose - + + + +
Mannitol - - + -  
Mannose + + + -  
Melezitose   - + -  
Melibiose - + + + +
Raffinose - - - - -
Rhamnose - - - - -
Ribose - - + (1)* -
Salicin - + + - +
Sorbitol - - + -  
Sucrose - + + - +
Trehalose - + + - +
Xylose - - - - -
  1. *The number in parenthesis is the number of positive isolate