Retrograded maize starch used as a medium to enrich Monascus from the air in winter.

Abstract

Red pigments extracted from fungus Monascus are used for food coloration in China. Wild-growing Monascus spores are usually enriched in the yeast and mold media in the air, but those media are also favorable for yeast and bacteria. In the paper, Monascus species have grown in retrograded maize starch lain in air outdoors in winter, molds, yeast or bacteria… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2014.03.020

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