Rhizomucor miehei

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Rhizomucor miehei
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Fungi
Order: Mucorales
Family: Mucoraceae
Genus: Rhizomucor
Species: R. miehei
Binomial name
Rhizomucor miehei
(Cooney & R. Emers.) Schipper

Rhizomucor miehei is a species of fungus. It is commercially used to produce enzymes which can be used to produce a microbial rennet to curd milk and produce cheese.[1]


  1. ^ Preetha, S.; Boopathy, R. (1997). "Purification and characterization of a milk clotting protease from Rhizomucor miehei". World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 13 (5): 573. doi:10.1023/A:1018525711573. 

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