Classification of Asymmetric Penicillia Using Expressions of Differentiation

  • Jens C. Frisvad
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 102)


In Subgenus Penicillium sect. Penicillium macromorphology, micromorphology, profiles of secondary metabolites and colony diameters are valuable criteria for the correct identification of isolates. Even though colours are used extensively in fungal taxonomy, secondary metabolites have not gained general acceptance as taxonomical characters. It is recommended that individual secondary metabolites (known or partially characterized) be used in species descriptions and keys in taxonomic works. For experimental names of Sect. Penicillium isolates, based on morphology and profiles of secondary metabolites, traditional epithets are suggested.


Secondary Metabolite Mycophenolic Acid Cyclopiazonic Acid Aspergillus Parasiticus Fungal Taxonomy 
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  • Jens C. Frisvad
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  1. 1.Food Technology LaboratoryTechnical University of DenmarkLyngbyDenmark

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