1. Saccharomyces cerevisiae- produce ethanol/ alcohol
Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a species of yeast. It is also known as Brewer’s yeast or Baker’s yeast since it is widely used in baking and for making alcohol. This species is the principal yeast utilized in biotechnology worldwide.
2. Monascus purpureus- produce statins.
Monascus purpureus is a species of yeast. It is also known as arg- Khak rice mold, corn silage mold, maize silage mold, rice kenel discolouration etc. It is red in colour and used in fermentation of foods. It is used to produce statins which is used as a cholesterol lowering agent and which helps in lowering the triglycrides and fat levels.
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