Monascus secondary metabolites: production and biological activity

@article{Patkov2012MonascusSM,
  title={Monascus secondary metabolites: production and biological activity},
  author={P. Pat{\'a}kov{\'a}},
  journal={Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology},
  year={2012},
  volume={40},
  pages={169-181}
}
  • P. Patáková
  • Published 2012
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
  • The genus Monascus, comprising nine species, can reproduce either vegetatively with filaments and conidia or sexually by the formation of ascospores. The most well-known species of genus Monascus, namely, M. purpureus, M. ruber and M. pilosus, are often used for rice fermentation to produce red yeast rice, a special product used either for food coloring or as a food supplement with positive effects on human health. The colored appearance (red, orange or yellow) of Monascus-fermented substrates… CONTINUE READING
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