Species/Subspecies: Penicillium camemberti
Category: Of practical use
Etymology: Genus name: paint brush.
Species epithet: from Camembert (the cheese).
Significance:  [Important]   
Taxonomy:
PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenus
AscomycotaEurotiomycetesEurotialesTrichocomaceaePenicillium
 
Macromorphology (smell):
Micromorphology:
Reproduction:
Spec. Char.:
Virulence Factors: P. camemberti can produce a mycotoxin (cyclopiazonic acid). The amount varies between different strains and hopefully a low-producing strain is used in cheese making.
Genome Sequence:
ACC-No GenBankStrain/Isolate# of chromSize (Mbp)Ref
GCA_014839975 FM013 = LCP06093  35.0 # 48

Mitochondrial DNA sequence:  -
18S rRNA Seq:
ACC-No GenBankStrain/IsolateNumber of NT
GQ458020 MA09-L 2911 

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
Comment:Used in the production of certain white mould cheeses (Camembert, Brie, Langres, Coulommiers and Cambozola), to give flavor and aroma to the cheese.
Updated:2021-06-23

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