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Received: 7 September 2021
Accepted: 11 September 2021
First Online: 20 September 2021
: Not applicable: this study does not contain any studies with human participants or animals.
: All authors have approved the manuscript for publication.
: The authors declare the following financial interests which may be considered as potential competing interests: INRAE (French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment) has applied for a patent (EP20305396.2) on the production of specific carboxylic acids by acetic acid bacteria, with Florence de Fouchécour, Henry Éric Spinnler and Claire Saulou-Bérion listed as inventors.