[PLURAL PEN·I·CIL·LI·UMS, PEN·I·CIL·LI·A]
any fungus of the genus Penicillium,
certain species of which are used in cheesemaking and as the source of penicillin
Penicillium is a genus of ascomycetous fungi of major importance in the natural
environment as well as food and drug production. Some members of the genus ...
Penicillium Mold Information: Information on the growth patterns, allergy and
health-related effects, and toxicity of Penicillium.
Species of Penicillium are recognized by their dense brush-like spore-bearing
structures called penicilli (sing.: penicillus). The conidiophores are simple or ...
Aug 7, 2010 ... Penicillium are comparable to Aspergillus. The genus Penicillium falls into the
order Eurotiales. In this order, organisms produce asci within ...
May 26, 2012 ... Penicillium chrysogenum is the most common Penicillium species in indoor
environment. It is widespread and has a wide range of habitats.
The name Penicillium comes from the resemblance of the conidiophore of the
fungus to a paintbrush-- penicillus is the Latin word for paintbrush. Penicillium is
Aug 25, 2014 ... Penicillium, genus of blue or green mold fungi (kingdom Fungi) that exists as
asexual forms (anamorphs, or deuteromycetes). Those species for ...
In Penicillium, phialides may be produced singly, in groups or from branched
metulae, giving a brush-like appearance known as a penicillus. The penicillus
Aw=0.78-0.86 (minimum for various species). Microscopically Penicillium species
are identified by their dense broom-like spore-bearing structures (penicillin, ...