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Statin is a blood cholesterol-lowering agent produced by
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Saccharomyces cerevisiae
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Monascus purpureus
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Clostridium butylicum
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Lactobacillus
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The correct option is B Monascus purpureus
Statins are a class of drugs obtained from the yeast Monascus purpureus. These are used to lower blood cholesterol levels as they inhibit the enzymes (HMG-CoA reductase or HMGCR) responsible for the synthesis of cholesterol.

Saccharomyces cerevisiae (brewer's yeast or baker's yeast) is used to produce ethanol and generally employed in alcohol production.

Clostridium butylicum is a bacterium used for the production of butyric acid.

Lactobacillus is a bacterium that produces lactic acid. They are good bacteria normally found in human digestive and urinary tracts.

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