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Talaromyces proteolyticus PMI_201 (1113381)
Colony morphology of Talaromyces proteolyticus growing on potato dextrose agar (PDA). Photo credits: J. A. Rojas.
Talaromyces proteolyticus PMI_201 (1113381)
Phialides and conidia of Talaromyces proteolyticus. Photo credits: J. A. Rojas.

Talaromyces proteolyticus PMI_201 (1113381)

Talaromyces proteolyticus is an ascomycete fungus in the order Eurotiales; its asexual stage is also known as Penicillium proteolyticum1. Isolate PMI_201 was isolated from roots of Pinus taeda2. Talaromyces species have been isolated from leaf litter in the Amazonian forest3 and often occur as plant endophytes. Species in the genus Talaromyces are characterized by their enzymatic activities and by the production of extrolites (secondary metabolites) that provide novel resources for the treatment of different diseases4.


This work is supported by the Genomic Science Program (U.S. Department of Energy) Plant Microbe Interfaces (PMI) Scientific Focus Area (http://pmi.ornl.gov) and by the Joint Genome Institute (U.S. Department of Energy) through their Community Sequencing Program (CSP 1974, 1KFG: Deep Sequencing of Ecologically-relevant Dikarya, F. Martin PI).

Researchers who wish to publish analyses using data from unpublished 1KFG genomes are respectfully required to contact the PIs and JGI to avoid potential conflicts on data use and coordinate other publications with the 1KFG master paper(s).



  1. Samson, R.A., Yilmaz, N., Houbraken, J., Spierenburg, H., Seifert, K.A., Peterson, S.W., Varga, J. and Frisvad, J.C., 2011. Phylogeny and nomenclature of the genus Talaromyces and taxa accommodated in Penicillium subgenus Biverticillium. Studies in Mycology, 70, pp.159-183.

  2. Bonito G, Reynolds H, Robeson MS, Nelson J, Hodkinson BP, Tuskan G, Schadt CW, Vilgalys R. 2014. Plant host and soil origin influence fungal and bacterial assemblages in the roots of woody plants. Molecular Ecology 23: 3356–3370.

  3. Yilmaz, N., López-Quintero, C.A., Vasco-Palacios, A.M., Frisvad, J.C., Theelen, B., Boekhout, T., Samson, R.A. and Houbraken, J., Four novel Talaromyces species isolated from leaf litter from Colombian Amazon rain forests. Mycological Progress, pp.1-16.

  4. Frisvad JC, Filtenborg O, Samson RA, Stolk AC (1990) Chemotaxonomy of the genus Talaromyces. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 57:179–189