Effect of stress on growth, pigment production and morphology of Monascus sp. in solid cultures.

@article{Babitha2007EffectOS,
  title={Effect of stress on growth, pigment production and morphology of Monascus sp. in solid cultures.},
  author={Sumathy Babitha and Carlos Ricardo Soccol and Ashok Pandey},
  journal={Journal of basic microbiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={47 2},
  pages={118-26}
}
The aim of the current work was to study the influence of stress on pigment production in Monascus purpureus under solid-state fermentation. Thermal stress was induced by incubating the culture at various high temperatures. For giving osmotic stress, different concentration of NaCl and glycerol were added to the solid substrate prior to autoclaving. Morphological studies were done by light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. When the cells were exposed to high temperature, high… CONTINUE READING