Penicillium funiculosum

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Penicillium funiculosum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Eurotiomycetes
Subclass: Eurotiomycetidae
Order: Eurotiales
Family: Trichocomaceae
Genus: Penicillium
Species: P. funiculosum
Binomial name
Penicillium funiculosum
Thom, (1910)

Penicillium aurantiacum J.H. Mill., (1957)
Penicillium rubicundum J.H. Mill., (1957)
Penicillium varians G. Sm., (1933)

Penicillium funiculosum is a plant pathogen infecting pineapples.

It is also used as a source of the enzymes xylanase and beta-glucanase which are a non-starch polysaccharide hydrolysing enzymes used in the pig feed Rovabio Excel.[1]

Funicone, Penicillium funiculosum's active principle

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  1. ^ Walsh, M. C.; Geraert, P. A.; Maillard, R.; Kluess, J.; Lawlor, P. G. (2012). "The effect of a non-starch polysaccharide-hydrolysing enzyme (Rovabio® Excel) on feed intake and body condition of sows during lactation and on progeny growth performance". Animal. 6 (10): 1627–33. PMID 23031562. doi:10.1017/S1751731112000237.