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In which form of microbial product is Leuconostoc applied in microbial oil recovery?

(a) Biomass

(b) Surfactants

(c) Polymers

(d) Solvents

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Right option is (a) Biomass

The explanation is: Leuconostoc is a gram-positive coccus shaped bacterium. It is used as biomass in microbial oil recovery and is used to modify viscosity and for selective plugging.

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