Peer Review Week 2018 – Diversity in Peer Review

2018 is the year of diversity and inclusion in peer review. The goal of Peer Review Week 2018, held 10-15 September 2018, is to raise awareness and explore issues surrounding diversity in peer review and what this means for researchers, for funders, and others concerned with peer review.

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Lactic acid bacteria: from starter cultures to producers of chemicals

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.

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