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  • International Journal of Microbial Resource Technology

    ISSN 2278-3822
    Frequency: Quarterly
    We guarantee rapid publication. The journal is comprehensive.The journal is driven by international, well-known Editors.It provides an easy-to-use online submission and tracking system. It also provides innovative results and new imaging technologies.The journal regularly brings up-to-date with focused/current topics.Since the very ancient time man is exploiting Microorganisms as natural resources

  • IJMRT

    ISSN 2278 – 3822
    Frequency: Quarterly
    International Journal of Microbial Resource Technology (IJMRT) Guarantees rapid publication.This is comprehensive.The journal is driven by international, well-known Editors.It provides an easy-to-use online submission and tracking system. It also provides innovative results and new imaging technologies.

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    Microbiology, Ecology, Genetics and Cell Biology,Cell development, Microbial interactions, Advanced/new methodologies, Novel Molecular Biology methods , Microbial Physiology and Metabolism.

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  • Microbial Pigments: A review

    Kamla Malik, Jayanti Tokkas and Sneh Goyal
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Abstract 

In last few decades, there has been an increasing trend towards replacement of synthetic colorants with natural pigments because of the strong consumer demand for more natural products. Natural pigments and synthetic dyes have been extensively used in various fields of everyday life such as food production, textile industries, paper production, agricultural practices and researches, water science and technology. Natural pigments not only have the capacity to increase the marketability of products, they also display advantageous biological activities as antioxidants and anticancer agents. On the other hand, synthetic pigments cause considerably environmental pollution and adverse toxicological side effects. It is therefore, essential to explore various natural sources of food grade colorants and their use potentials. Use of microbial pigments in processed food is an area of promise with large economic potential. However, microbial pigments offer challenges due to high cost, lower stability and variation in shades due to changes in pH. 

Keywords: Microorganism, pigment, food, colour, natural