Peer Review – reviewed
In the Peer Review – reviewed series, we invite campaigners, researchers and thought leaders in peer review to share their thoughts on why peer review matters to them. By engaging with the faces behind peer review, we can get a better overview of the role of peer review in scholarly communications, and what changes need to happen to make peer review count.
We will be adding a new voice from the community each month to this series, so don’t forget to check back to keep up-to-date. Click on the thumbnails below to read why peer review matters.
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Lactic acid bacteria constitute a diverse group of industrially significant, safe microorganisms that are primarily used as starter cultures and probiotics, and are also being developed as production systems in industrial biotechnology. The aim of this paper is to provide a brief overview of the potential of lactic acid bacteria as biological catalysts for production of different organic compounds for food and non-food sectors based on their diversity, metabolic- and stress tolerance features, as well as the use of genetic/metabolic engineering tools for enhancing their capabilities.