Species/Subspecies: Penicillium simplicissimum
Categories: Of practical use; spoilage organism
Etymology: Genus name: paint brush.
Species epithet: simplest.
Alternative Species Name(s):Penicillium janthinellum
Significance:  [Of minor importance]   
Taxonomy:
PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenus
AscomycotaEurotiomycetesEurotialesTrichocomaceaePenicillium
 
Macromorphology (smell):
Micromorphology:
Reproduction:
Spec. Char.:
Reservoir: This fungus occurs on decaying vegetation, but can also be found on food.
Virulence Factors: Produces the mycotoxin penicillic acid and viridicatum toxin, which is an which is atetracyclin-like antibiotic.
Genome Sequence: There is no whole genome sequence reported.
Mitochondrial DNA sequence:  -
18S rRNA Seq:
ACC-No GenBankStrain/IsolateNumber of NT
HM469430 KUC5153 1444 
Partial sequence

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
Comment:This fungus can degrade polyethylene and be used for decolourization of textile dyes.
Reference(s): No. 47
Updated:2021-06-23

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