Filamentous ascomycetes fungi as a source of natural pigments

  title={Filamentous ascomycetes fungi as a source of natural pigments},
  author={Rebecca Gmoser and Jorge Luiz de Almeida Ferreira and Patrik R Lennartsson and Mohammad J Taherzadeh},
  booktitle={Fungal Biology and Biotechnology},
Filamentous fungi, including the ascomycetes Monascus, Fusarium, Penicillium and Neurospora, are being explored as novel sources of natural pigments with biological functionality for food, feed and cosmetic applications. Such edible fungi can be used in biorefineries for the production of ethanol, animal feed and pigments from waste sources. The present… CONTINUE READING