Penicillium is a genus of ascomycetous fungi and has an important role in various natural processes. The wide and ubiquitous presence of the Penicillium species has been researched in several studies. According to a comprehensive literature analysis Penicillium is one of the most common fungi occurring in various environments such as soil, air, and extreme environments (temperature, salinity, water deficiency, and pH) and is also associated with plants and specific food products. Due to its huge diversity and existence in extreme environments there is great potential in using it for various environmental, biotechnological, and industrial applications. This chapter describes how to isolate and identify Penicillium species and its diversity in various habitats as well as insight in its selectivity.
|Title of host publication||New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering|
|Subtitle of host publication||Penicillium System Properties and Applications|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||First published - 15 Sep 2017|
- Extreme environments
- Plant associated