Dong He

Work place: Key Laboratory of Food Nutrition and Safety, Ministry of Education, College of Food Engineering and Biotechnology, Tianjin University of Science & Technology, No. 29, the 13th Avenue, TEDA, Tianjin 300457, P. R. China



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Effects of Blue Light on Mycelium Morphology, Citrinin Production and the Proportion of Sexual Spore of Monascus

By Jing Wang Changlu Wang Mianhua Chen Zhao Ban Dong He Hua Yang Qian Zhang Yurong Wang Fengjuan Li Qimei Gu

DOI:, Pub. Date: 29 Aug. 2011

To Monascus spp., light is not the required factor for its growth. But Monascus spp. has the capacity to sense and respond to light. This paper investigated the effects of blue light on growth and the changes of citrinin yield in Monascus 15. Our results demonstrated blue light was a stimulating signal for citrinin formation. Under the blue light illumination, the biomass of Monascus 15 was inhibited, but the citrinin yield increased when comparing with no light culture condition. Spores statistical results revealed that the blue light also influences the development of mycelium and spore formation.

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