Presence of carotenoids and ergosterol inMucor azygospora and inMucor inaequisporus

The yellow-orange mycelia ofMucor azygospora andM. inaequisporus were analyzed for the presence of carotenoids.Mucor azygospora contained 7 carotenoids with γ-carotene as the principal pigment andMucor inaequisporus the same carotenoids with Β-carotene predominating. The steroid ergosterol was obtained in a crystalline state from the unsaponifiable fraction… CONTINUE READING