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Kingdom Eubacteria - examples of commercial use

Lactobacillus sp.
Many species of Eubacteria are used commercially. For example:

Food production
  • Lactobacillus helveticus - cheese, buttermilk, Yoghurt, pickles,
  • Streptococcus thermophilus - cheese, butter, sour cream, Sourdough bread
  • Pediococcus acidilactici - cured meat and sausages
  • Leuconostoc mesenteroides - green olives
  • Acetobacter aceti - vinegar
  • Erwinia herbicola - coffee

Pharmaceuticals
  • Streptococcus hemolyticus - streptokinase
  • Staphylococcus aureus- hyaluronidase
  • Escherichia coli - asparaginase

Industrial chemicals
  • Amylases, proteases, amino acids, vitamins, ethanol, acetone, organic acids, perfumes - many species

Genetic engineering
  • Many bacteria have been genetically engineered to produce important products such as insulin and human growth hormone.

Biological pest control
  • Bacillus thuringiensis - used as an insecticide

Some of these Eubacteria will be examined in detail elsewhere in this website.
If you have any comments on the contents of this page please email me. I value feedback.
David Border - Consultant Microbiologist

Eubacteria 

David Border - Consultant Microbiologist