Penicillium

Penicillium species: the mould that saved millions of lives Penicillium is a group (Genus) of moulds found everywhere world-wide. It is the mould that saved millions of lives by producing the first ever known modern antibiotic, the penicillin. The discovery of penicillin from the fungus Penicillium chrysogenum (then known as Penicillium notatum) by Sir Alexander Fleming […]

Paecilomyces

Paecilomyces species Paecilomyces species are common environmental molds. They are widespread in soils, composts, and food products. In indoor environment, Paecilomyces have been isolated from air, damp walls, wet plaster work, carpet dust and HVAC fans. Paecilomyces species are rarely associated with human infections but some species such as P. variotii, P. marquandii and P. […]

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