List of organisms useful in OSE context

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This page is serve as a list of organisms from the five kingdoms of the biome that could be useful in an OSE context. It is meant to link to a pages for the organism or the product ecology they are assisting in. This is a list to assist in the gathering of the first OSE gene bank. An enterprising person could make a spreadsheet that organizes the list according to taxonomic classification (including subspecies, strain and breed), product ecology, at FeF, sourcing information, priority, and other information.


Edible Mushrooms

Mostly the fruiting bodies of a diverse number of species. Some are cultivated and some only found in the wild.


Budding yeast

  1. Saccharomyces cerevisiae - used in brewing, baking, and production of nutritional yeast.
  2. Saccharomyces boulardii - probiotic yeast, used in fermentation and probiotic foods.

Fission yeast

  1. Schizosaccharomyces pombe - alternative brewing yeast


Aspergillus oryzae / Aspergillus sojae - used to produce fermented soy products like soy sauce and miso Rhizopus oligosporus - used to produce tempeh from soybeans

Bioluminecent Fungi

  • Neonothopanus gardneri

Algae + Plankton

  • Pyrocystis fusiformis
  • Spirulina (Arthrospira platensis)
  • Chlorella
  • Gelidium amansii
  • Chlamydomonas moewusii
  • Schizochytrium


  1. Lactobacillus
  2. Zymomonus mobilis
  3. Acetobacteria
  4. Clostridium
  5. E. coli (Non-Pathogenic Strains)



Raw materials

Sugar crops

  1. Sugar cane
  2. Sugar beets
  3. Sorghum
  4. Stevia (Not technically sugar, but Steviol is a nice sugar substitute sweetner)


  • Humans

Work animals

  • Cats (Barn Cats + Human Companions)
  • Dogs (Herding/Herd Protection + Human Companionship)
  • Llamas (Herd Protection + Light Pack/Transport Work)
  • Horses (Transport of people and goods)

Animals For Useful Things They Produce

Animals for human consumption

See Also

Useful Links