Monascus purpureus is a yeast used commercially in the production of:

  • Option 1)

    ethanol

  • Option 2)

    streptokinase for removing clots from the blood vessels.

  • Option 3)

    Citric acid

  • Option 4)

    blood cholesterol lowering statins

 

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Statins produced by the yeast Monascus purpureus, used as bloodcholesterol lowering agents. It acts by competitively inhibiting the enzyme responsible for synthesis of cholesterol.


Option 1)

ethanol

This option is incorrect

Option 2)

streptokinase for removing clots from the blood vessels.

This option is incorrect

Option 3)

Citric acid

This option is incorrect

Option 4)

blood cholesterol lowering statins

This option is correct

Option 4

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