Figure 2. A red derivative of the monascin pigment. R represents an aliphatic radical and R' represents a compound of the formula HN-R, which represents an amino sugar, a polymer of an amino sugar, or an amino alcohol. Source: Ref. 2.

problem. Han and Mudgett (1992) concluded that M. pur-pureus ATCC 16365 was the most appropriate organism for solid-state fermentation and confirmed that it had no antibiotic activity (5). Monascus produces a range of compounds normal to growth metabolism such as alcohol, enzymes, coenzymes, monascolins that modify fat metabolism, antihypertensive agents, and flocculents. This is a strain selection problem, growth optimization, and finally a removal problem for a food colorant.

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