Recovery of More Than 10 Years-drying Monascus Cultures and Its Purification Methods From Fungal and Bacterial Contamination

Nandang Suharna
Journal article Biotropia • 2008

Unduh teks lengkap
(English, 12 pages)


This study was carried out to understand the recovery capability of more than 10 years- drying Monascus cultures. A new simple purification technique from fungal contamination using ethanol-soaking treatment was also reported as a part of this study. The result showed that all drying cultures were recovered well and retained their characters such as good growth, pigmen­tation and production of fruit bodies (ascomata), sexual spores (ascospores) and asexual spores. Several cultures showed its good growth in 20% ethanol medium. This study also reported suc­cessful purification of cultures from fungal contamination using ethanol-soaking treatment. This self-drying method, therefore, could be suggested as a good long-term preservation method for Monascus cultures. Moreover, purification method from fungal contamination soaked in ethanol 70% or 95% was successfully effective.


  • 165 kali dilihat
  • 42 kali diunduh



Biotropia, The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Biology, is a scientific publication of the So... tampilkan semua