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):
Penicillium camemberti 
Micromorphology:
Penicillium camemberti
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 

ITS regions:
ACC-No GenBankStrain/IsolateNumber of NTGenes
GU134898 Y2-17 455 18S rRNA, ITS 1, 5.8S rRNA, ITS 2, 28S rRNA 

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:2022-06-22

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