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IJBBB 2018 Vol.8(4): 237-244 ISSN: 2010-3638
doi: 10.17706/ijbbb.2018.8.4.237-244

Composition of Neurospora crassa Mycelium Color

Jaruwan Chutrtong, Waradoon Chutrtong, Narumon Boonman
Abstract—Microbial products have been used by human for a long time. One of the products is color. Researches were done to find more products that can be useful. Therefore, this research studied about color extracted from mycelium of Neurospora crassa, fungus in phylum Ascomycota, which has not been used before. Mycelium was extracted with absolute ethanol. The color was orange. The optimum wavelength for the colorimetric measurement was 420.5 nm and the optical density (O.D.) or absorbance of the color extract was 0.222. From the result of experiment, it found that the appropriate solution to separate the colorants extracted to pure substance for studying the composition is acetone and chloroform. After separated with TLC aluminum sheet, there are five groups of separable substances.

Index Terms—Color, composition, mycelium, Neurospora.

Jaruwan Chutrtong is with Industrial Microbiology Department, Faculty of Science and Technology, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok, CO 10300 Thailand (email: jaruwan.ch@ssru.ac.th).
Waradoon Chutrtong is with Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, CO 10110 Thailand.
Narumon Boonman is with Industrial Microbiology Department, Faculty of Science and Technology, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok, CO 10300 Thailand.

Cite: Jaruwan Chutrtong, Waradoon Chutrtong, Narumon Boonman, "Composition of Neurospora crassa Mycelium Color," International Journal of Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 237-244, 2018.

General Information

ISSN: 2010-3638 (Online)
Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2015); Quarterly (Since 2016)
DOI: 10.17706/IJBBB
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Ebtisam Heikal 
Abstracting/ Indexing: Electronic Journals Library, Chemical Abstracts Services (CAS), Google Scholar, and ProQuest.
E-mail: ijbbb@iap.org
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