Production of pigments by Monascus purpureus in solid culture

Johns M.R. and Stuart D.M. (1991) Production of pigments by Monascus purpureus in solid culture. Journal of Industrial Microbiology, 8 1: 23-28. doi:10.1007/BF01575587


Author Johns M.R.
Stuart D.M.
Title Production of pigments by Monascus purpureus in solid culture
Journal name Journal of Industrial Microbiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0169-4146
Publication date 1991
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF01575587
Volume 8
Issue 1
Start page 23
End page 28
Total pages 6
Publisher Springer-Verlag
Subject 2402 Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Abstract The effect of physical and nutritional factors on the production of pigments by Monascus purpureus FRR 2190 was studied using cultures grown on both rice and a synthetic medium that was solidified with carrageenan and extruded into rice-like particles. Pigment yield was highly sensitive to physical parameters. Optimal pigment formation in rice cultures occurred at an initial pH of 6 and an initial moisture content of 56%. Lower moisture contents led to a large decrease in pigment concentration. Red and yellow pigment production on solidified gel media was increased up to three-fold compared to that of liquid cultures of the same medium composition, particularly when peptone was used as the sole nitrogen source. Solid state rice cultures gave the highest pigment yields.
Keyword Monascus purpureus
Pigment
Solid culture
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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