Make a list of algae and fungi that have commercial


Make a list of algae and fungi that have commercial value as a source of food, chemicals, medicines and fodder.


1. Importance of algae

Algae is used as food in many species like Porphyra, laminaria etc. Chlorella and spirulina are unicellular algae rich in protein

Some kind of marine algae produce a large number of hydrocolloids and used commercially. Example like agar obtained from delirium and gracilaria are used to grow microbes in ice-creams.

2. Importance of fungi

There are edible fungi like mushrooms

Yeast is used in the [production of alcohol and also for fermenting malted cereals juices to produce ethanol.

Cyclosporin A is an immunosuppressive agent in organ transplant patients.

Statins are produced by Monascus purpureus and used as a blood-cholesterol reducing agent.

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