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    What adaptive advantages does a fermentative metabolism confer on a microbe? Many commercially available products can be produced during the fermentation process. Name a fermentation product with commercial use and describe the process necessary to arrive at this specific product (how is it produced?).

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    Fermentative metabolism allows for microbes to live under extremely anaerobic conditions, which can give rise to so-called extremophiles. The advantage of being able to live under anaerobic conditions is that there is less competition for your food, and there are almost no predators adapted to survive under those same conditions.

    Ethanol is a commercial product ...

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    The adaptive advantages does a fermentative metabolism confer on a microbe are examined.

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