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A bacterium secretes a lipolytic enzyme to break down a fatty substrate.

Which of the following choices BEST explains the effect that this degradation will have on the pH of the medium in which the bacterium is growing?

A

The pH of the medium will decrease.

B

The pH of the medium will increase.

C

The pH of the medium will not alter.

D

The pH of the medium will initially decrease then increase.

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