Elevated yield of monacolin K in Monascus purpureus by fungal elicitor and mutagenesis of UV and LiCl.


In China, Monascus spp., a traditional fungus used in fermentation, is used as a natural food additive. Monascus spp. can produce a secondary metabolite, monacolin K namely, which is proven to be a cholesterol-lowering and hypotensive agent. Hence, recently, many researchers have begun focusing on how to increase the production of monacolin K by Monascus… (More)

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