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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(4): 2839-2846
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.804.331


Production of Red Pigment from Fungal Isolate DMMS-1
Manan Sankhyayan1, Abhishek Walia1,2 and Chayanika Putatunda1*
1Department of Microbiology, DAV University,  Village Sarmastpur, Jalandhar, Pathankot National Highway, NH 44, Jalandhar, Punjab 144012, India
2Department of Microbiology, CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University Palampur, Himachal Pradesh 176062, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Pigments play a very significant role in all aspects of life. They find application in a variety of industries like food industries, textile industries, pharmaceutical industries etc. One of the major reasons behind the increasing market interest for microbial pigments is their eco-friendly nature and their compatibility with the living. Besides this, they also reported to impart many additional benefits due to their anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, anti-malarial and anti-biotic properties etc. In the present investigation, a fungal isolate DMMS-1, isolated from the soil sample, was seen to produce red colored pigment. The conditions for higher pigment production were optimized. It was observed that the temperature of 37°C, inoculum size of 3 plugs (5 mm diameter), malt extract as carbon source, pH of 7.5 and the shaking incubation (110 rpm) resulted in enhancement of pigment production.


Keywords: Microbial pigments, Fungal pigment, Soil fungi, Red
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Manan Sankhyayan, Abhishek Walia and Chayanika Putatunda. 2019. Production of Red Pigment from Fungal Isolate DMMS-1.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(4): 2839-2846. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.804.331