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Nutritional requirements for the improvement of growth and sporulation of several strains of Monascus purpureus on solid state cultivation


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Ajdari, Zahra and Ebrahimpour, Afshin and Abdul Manan, Musaalbakri and Hamid, Muhajir and Mohamad, Rosfarizan and Ariff, Arbakariya (2011) Nutritional requirements for the improvement of growth and sporulation of several strains of Monascus purpureus on solid state cultivation. Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology, 2011. art. no. 487329. pp. 1-9. ISSN 1110-7243; ESSN: 1110-7251

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This paper describes the nutritional requirements for the improvement of growth and sporulation of several strains of Monascus purpureus on solid state cultivation. The findings revealed that glucose enhanced growth of all M. purpureus strains tested but inhibited the sporulation rate. On the other hand, sucrose induced sporulation but inhibited production of cell mass. A combination of glucose and sucrose greatly enhanced sporulation and cell mass production of M. purpureus. Although growth and sporulation rate were related to the ratio of carbon to nitrogen (C/N ratio), the types and concentrations of carbon and nitrogen sources also greatly influenced the growth kinetics. Among the media tested, Hiroi-PDA medium was the most preferred medium for all M. purpureus strains tested for the enhancement of radial growth rate, sporulation, and cell production. Hence, Hiroi-PDA could be suggested as the generic basal medium for the cultivation of M. purpureus. However, individual medium optimization is required for significant enhancement in growth and sporulation of each strain of M. purpureus.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences
Faculty of Food Science and Technology
DOI Number: 10.1155/2011/487329
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Keywords: Nutritional requirement; Monascus purpureus; Solid state cultivation
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2015 07:55
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2015 07:55
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/22414
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