Penicillium

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Synonyms for Penicillium

genus of fungi commonly growing as green or blue molds on decaying food

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Novel use of the isoepoxydon dehydrogenase gene probe of the patulin metabolic pathway and chromatography to test penicillia isolated from apple production systems for the potential to contaminate apple juice with patulin.
In general Aspergilli occur more commonly in warmer regions while Penicillia are more frequent in colder climates [21].
Classical morphological characterization: For penicillia and aspergilli, this technique requires purifying and subculturing of the organisms on specialized media for seven to 14 days, followed by microscopic examination by a trained mycologist.
The Penicillia were among 1,300 different microscopic fungi found growing in a collection of wood-decay specimens.
A Manual of the Penicillia The Williams and Wilkins Co Baltimore USA, 1-875.