Microbes in Human Welfare


Microbes in Human Welfare logoSubject: Biology    Exam: NEET-UG

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  • Microbes in Household Products

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  • Microbes in Sewage Treatment

  • Biogas and Biofertilizers

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Alcohol is the result of yeast fermentation, which is the incomplete oxidation of complex organic compounds with the help of enzymes produced by yeast (Invertase and Zymase)

Brewer's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae, S. sake, S. ellipsoidens (wine yeast) and S. pireformis (ginger yeast) is a saprophytic unicellular ascomycetes fungus.
Fermenting agents:- Industrial Alcohol (S. cerevisiae, Zymomonas mobilis), Acetic acid(yeast and Acetobacter aceti bacteria), Lactic acid(Streptococcus lactis; Lactobacilus sp. and Fungi, e.g., Rhizopus)
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