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Table 1 Microbial source of Lipase and their industrial application

From: Microbial lipases and their industrial applications: a comprehensive review

Microbial Sources



Fungal species

 Fusarium solani NFCCL 4084

Halophilic lipase for biodiesel production


 Yarrowia lipolytica

Degrades very efficiently hydrophobic and unusual substrates such as n-alkanes, oils, fats, and fatty acids as low-cost carbon sources


 Aspergillus oryzae

Saturated fatty acids synthesized, faster cheese ripening, flavour customized cheese


 Rhizomucor javanicus (meih)

Non-hydrogenated solid fats


 Rhizomucor miehei

Cocoa-butter equivalents


 Geotrichum candidum and C. antarctica

Through biocatalytic processes preparation of chiral intermediates which synthesized the pharmaceutical compounds related to the elimination of bad cholesterol for the treatment of the Alzheimer’s disease


 Candida antarctica

Oils and fats enriched, removal of size lubricants, denim finishing


 Candida rugosa

Human Milk fat substitute


 Candida lipolytica

Cheese ripening, Fatty acid production


 Penicillium camembertii

Production of glycerolglycolipids


Synthesis of saturated triacyl glycerides

[677, 678]

 Trichoderma lanuginosus

Produced a lipase containing detergent ‘LipoPrime®


 Penicillium roquefortii

Production of characteristic flavor of blue cheese in dairy products


 Aspergillus niger

Faster cheese ripening, flavor customized cheese, Dough stability and conditioning


 Meyerozyma guilliermondii

Promising feed lipase using cheese whey


 A. niger GZUF36

Potential of the enzyme in the synthesis of functional oils


 Aspergillus flavus

Fat stain elimination; Synthesis of pharmaceuticals, polymers, biodiesels, biosurfactants


 Candida antarctica

Pitch control in paper and pulp industry, Polycondensation, ring opening polymerization of lactones, carbonates in polymer


 Rhizomucor meihei

As a biocatalyst in personal care products such as skin and sun-tan creams, bath oils etc


 Rhizomucor meihei

Surfactants for baking industry, dairy products, Noodles


 Rhizomucor miehei

Oils and fats enriched, cocoa butter substitutes, synthesis of bioactive molecules


 Candida tropicalis, Aspergillus oryzae

Degradation of crude oil hydrocarbons


 Penicillium abeanum

Use for docosahexaenoic acid enrichment of tuna oil


 Rhizopus nodosus

Leather processing and dehairing and fat removal


 Candida rugosa

Activated sludge treatment, aerobic waste treatment


 P. chrysogenum

Food industry waste treatment


 Rhizomucor meihei

Surfactants for baking industry, Dairy products, Noodles


 P. chrysogenum

Food industry waste treatment


 Thermomyces lanuginose

Non-hydrogenated solid fats


 M. miehei

Used as aroma and fragrance in the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries


 C. parapsilosis

Hydroxamic acids (food additive)


 M. miehei, C. antarctica

Synthesis of short chain flavour thio-ester in solvent free medium


 M. miehei, Rhizopus arrhizus

Production of flavour esters


Bacterial species

 Achromobacter sp. HEGN 014, Virgibacillus pantothenticus HEGN 114

Treatment of oily wastewater


 Pseudomonas mendocina

Dishwashing/laundry Removal of fat strain


 Acinetobacter radioresistens; Bacillus sp. FH5

Used in detergent industry


 Staphylococcus pasteuri

Using in oil degradation


 P. fluorescens

Enantioselective transesterification of a racemate (R,S)-4-methyl-1-heptyn-4-en-3-ol, a component of the insecticide S-2852


 Staphylococcus warneri and S. xylosus

The production of flavour esters


 Bacillus sp.

Used in leather processing


 Brevundimonas sp. QPT-2

Involved in enantioselective degradation of AOPP herbicides


 Micrococcus sp.

Commonly used detergents, enhance the removal of oily stains from various types of fabrics


 Bacillus cereus HSS

Waste water treatment


 Marinobacter lipolyticus

Organic Solvent-Tolerant Lipolytic enzyme


 Haloarcula sp. G41

Organic solvent-tolerant lipase for biodiesel production


 Bacillus subtilis

Baking industry for bread making


 Geobacillus stearothermophilus

Enhanced stability in methanol


 Pseudomonas aeruginosa HFE733

Biodegradation of oil and organics (determination as chemical oxygen demand (COD), biodegradation of food wastewater from restaurants


 Pseudomonas sp.

Food processing and oil manufacture


 Natronococcus sp.

Application in biocatalysis


 P. alcaligenes M-1

Alkaline lipases, able to removing fatty stains when used in a washing machine


 Pseudomonas plantarii

Solvay Enzyme Products, Applicable for is a nonionic and/or anionic detergent formulation


 Chromobacterium viscosum

Detergent formulations containing alkaline lipase used in laundry detergent “Top”


 Acinetobacter sp.

Degrading 60–65% of the fatty material in the waste water management


 Bacillus thermocatenulatus

Used in medical industry


 Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus paracasei, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, and Lactobacillus plantarum.

Cheese Industry for improvement of flavor


 Penicillium roquefortii

Cheese Industry for cheese ripening


 Staphylococcus warneri, S. xylosus

Production of flavour esters


 Pseudomonas cepacia

Biodiesel fuel production


 Pseudomonas sp.

Formation of (−)-15-deoxyspergualin 23) in drug industry as antitumor antibiotic and immunosuppressive agent