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Penicillium brevicompactum. A-C. Colonies grown at 25°C for 7 days. A. CYA. B. MEA. C. CREA. D-I. Conidiophores and conidia. Scale bar = 10 µm. J. Houbraken & R.A. Samson. CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Penicillium brevicompactum, commonly encountered in the indoor air, is known to produce a mycotoxin, mycophenolic acid (MPA). This mould has been isolated from a wide range of foods.

Ndagijimana M, Chaves-López C, Corsetti A, Tofalo R, Sergi M, Paparella A, Guerzoni ME, Suzzi G. Growth and metabolites production by Penicillium brevicompactum in yoghurt. Int J Food Microbiol. 2008 Oct 31;127(3):276-83. doi: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2008.07.019. Epub 2008 Jul 24. PubMed PMID: 18783842.