Pigments and citrinin biosynthesis by fungi belonging to genus Monascus.

  title={Pigments and citrinin biosynthesis by fungi belonging to genus Monascus.},
  author={Emiliya Pisareva and Valentin Savov and Anna V. Kujumdzieva},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung. C, Journal of biosciences},
  volume={60 1-2},
Citrinin is a mycotoxin, which is produced by fungi belonging to the genus Monascus, known in biotechnology as producers of azaphilone pigments. The relation between biosynthesis of these secondary metabolites was investigated in different species of the genus Monascus in batch-culture at the following cultivation conditions: T = 28 degrees C, agitation 220 rpm, and a medium, which induce citrinin production, containing ethanol as a carbon source. The screening was carried out with 16 fungal… CONTINUE READING


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