Carotenoids from Rhodotorula and Phaffia: yeasts of biotechnological importance

  title={Carotenoids from Rhodotorula and Phaffia: yeasts of biotechnological importance},
  author={Ginka I. Frengova and Dora M. Beshkova},
  journal={Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology},
Carotenoids represent a group of valuable molecules for the pharmaceutical, chemical, food and feed industries, not only because they can act as vitamin A precursors, but also for their coloring, antioxidant and possible tumor-inhibiting activity. Animals cannot synthesize carotenoids, and these pigments must therefore be added to the feeds of farmed species. The synthesis of different natural commercially important carotenoids (β-carotene, torulene, torularhodin and astaxanthin) by several… CONTINUE READING


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