Effects of an alternative oxidase gene on conidia viability under external stresses in Monascus ruber M7.

@article{Shao2017EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of an alternative oxidase gene on conidia viability under external stresses in Monascus ruber M7.},
  author={Yanchun Shao and Qi Li and Youxiang Zhou and Fusheng Chen},
  journal={Journal of basic microbiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={57 5},
  pages={413-418}
}
Monascus species can produce natural edible pigments and many other bioactive metabolites. In this study, mraox gene (Monascus ruber alternative oxidase) was isolated, sequenced, and replaced in order to investigate the function in resistance of conidia to stressful conditions. The derived protein of the mraox gene consisted of 350 amino acids with a conserved ferritin-like diiron-binding domain at the C-terminus, sharing a high homolog with alternative oxidase proteins in other filamentous… CONTINUE READING