Given below is a list of six micro-organisms. State their usefulness to humans.
(b) Saccharomyces cerevisiae
(c) Monascus purpureus
(d) Trichoderma polysporum
(e) Penicillium notatum
(f) Propionibacterium sharmanii
|Micro-Organism||Usefulness to Humans|
|Monascus purpureus||Statins produced by it work as blood cholestrol lowering agents.|
|Trichoderma polysporum||It produces cyclosporin A, which works as an immunosuppressant.|
|Penicillium notatum||It is a source of penicillin, an antibiotic.|
|Propionibacterium sharmanii||It helps in the ripening of swiss cheese. It is also responsible for the appearance of large holes in the cheese, as it produces high amount of carbon dioxide.|
Concept: Microbes as Biocontrol Agents
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