The natural pigments extracted from microorganism are termed as "microbial pigments". The below Table shows the naturally derived pigments from microorganism and their development stages. Microorganism's bacteria, algae and fungi is able to produce variety of pigments that could be the promising source of food colorants.
Fig1. Microorganisms that produce different colors
Table 1. Microbial pigments that produced by different microbes and the current status.
Microbial Pigments have desirable properties like stability to light heat, pH, and possess anti-cancer properties. Microbial production of colorant has many advantages over the other colorants as they can be produced under controlled condition in a very less time.
Microbial pigment production can be increased in huge amount through genetic engineering. Isolation of new microorganisms producing coloring pigment can be an alternate source of colorants used in foods, textile, and pharma industry.
• Synthesis gene analysis
• CRISPR/Cas9-mediated Genome Editing
• Homologous Recombination-Mediated Genome Editing
• Site-specific Recombination Mediated Genome Editing
• Pathway engineering
• Growth condition optimization
• Fermentation optimization
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