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Monascorubrin and its derivatives are polyketides used as natural colorants for a wide range of food for more than one thousand… Expand The Monascus species has been used in foods for thousands of years in China. In this study, 10 azaphilone pigments, including… Expand The search for new sources of natural pigments has increased, mainly because of the toxic effects caused by synthetic dyes used… Expand The genus Monascus, comprising nine species, can reproduce either vegetatively with filaments and conidia or sexually by the… Expand Monascus pigments have been used as natural food colorants in Asia for centuries. They are not authorized for use in the European… Expand SummaryNew water-soluble red pigments were produced byMonascus sp. in a chemically defined fermentation medium containing… Expand Rubropunctatin (1), monascorubrin (2), monascin (3) and ankaflavin (4) were purified from the mycelium of Monascus purpureus by… Expand Monascorubrin (an azaphilone derivative) was isolated from Monascus anka, 'Monascus pigment', a natural pigment of food… Expand Thirty-nine strains from the genus Monascus were cultivated aerobically to study the relation between nitrogen nutrition and… Expand The structure V has been derived for monascorubrin. THE orange pigment monascorubrin and the yellow pigment monascoflavin were… Expand