Penicillium and Related Genera


Grouped in this chapter are genera which produce conidia in a structure termed a penicillus (Latin, little brush). A penicillus consists essentially of a well-defined cluster of phialides or similar cells bearing small, single-celled, dry conidia in chains. The phialides are either attached to a stipe directly or through one or more stages of branching. Branches are of generally similar diameter to stipes (Fig. 7.1).


Mung Bean Aerial Hypha Conidial Production Soluble Pigment Penicillium Funiculosum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CSIRO Food and Nutritional SciencesNorth RydeAustralia

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