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Penicillium

Penicillium is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Penicillium books and related discussion.

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Antibiotic resistance is not theoretical: the threat is real and immediate
After taking samples of the mold he found it belonged to the penicillium family. Fleming had accidentally stumbled across penicillin, the first antibiotic.
A quorum of flavour – Part 1
Some of these same bacteria are also active in the production of blue cheeses as well, with the characteristic blue furrows developed by either penicillium roqueforti or penicillium glaucum.
Invisible fungi lurking in our rooms can cause allergies and severe illness
Penicillium (this is the same fungus involved in the discovery of the first antibiotics, but that's another story) and Aspergillus are the microscopic equivalent of soursobs and dandelions, and look fairly similar in a lot of ways.
Gorgonzola stars in polenta, steak and tomato dish
They are injected and ripened with mold penicillium spores; this good mold gives the cheese that blue color. Most familiar at grocery stores are these varieties: Danish blue, Gorgonzola, Maytag Blue, Point Reyes Bay Blue, Stilton and Roquefort.
Common causes of seasonal allergies
The most common allergy-causing molds include Alternaria, Aspergillus, Cladosporium, and Penicillium. Preventing the environment needed for mold to grow can reduce allergic reactions. This primarily means airing out homes to keep them dry.

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