Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp 163–167 | Cite as

Presence of carotenoids and ergosterol inMucor azygospora and inMucor inaequisporus

  • G. W. van Eijk


The yellow-orange mycelia ofMucor azygospora andM. inaequisporus were analyzed for the presence of carotenoids.Mucor azygospora contained 7 carotenoids with γ-carotene as the principal pigment andMucor inaequisporus the same carotenoids with Β-carotene predominating. The steroid ergosterol was obtained in a crystalline state from the unsaponifiable fraction of both fungi.


Steroid Carotenoid Ergosterol Crystalline State Unsaponifiable Fraction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. W. van Eijk
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  1. 1.Centraalbureau voor SchimmelculturesBaarnThe Netherlands

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