Penicillium citrinum

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Penicillium citrinum - A) 7 d old cultures, 25 °C, first row, all obverse, (left to right) CYA, YES, DG18, MEA, second row, CYA reverse, YES reverse, DG18 reverse, CREA obverse, B–F) conidiophores, G) conidia, scale bars = 10 µm (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): J. Houbraken, J.C. Frisvad and R.A. Samson
Source: Studies in Mycology, 2011, 70, p. 89

Penicillium citrinum Thom 1910

The fungus is wide-spread and causes rots on various stored products. It produces toxins (like citrinin) which can affect humans. Conidia are globose to subglobose and smooth. Colonies on MEA are blue-grey-green.