Image of the Day: Fungal Forms

By sequencing and analyzing the genomes of more than 20 species of Penicillium fungi, researches uncovered genes encoding for numerous bioactive compounds, including antibiotics.

By | April 20, 2017

Penicillium fungi colonies on agar platesJENS CHRISTIAN NIELSEN

(See J.C. Nielsen et al., “Global analysis of biosynthetic gene clusters reveals vast potential of secondary metabolite production in Penicillium species,” Nature Microbiology, doi:10.1038/nmicrobiol.2017.44, 2017.) 

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