E-06a

β-Carotene Yeast

Name/s:
Orange yeast
β-Carotene Yeast
Vita yeast

Food Labelling:
Orange colouring
E160a (European number)
Vitamin A

Licence:
BioBuilder and VitaYeast, iGEM Project John Hopkins, 2011- Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)

Description:
Tnserted with two genes from the red Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous fungus, the baking and brewing yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae produces the orange nutrient β-carotene which can be used as a food colouring or to enrich food & beverages with vitamin A.