Rediscovery of Penicillium paradoxum (Ascomycete: Aspergillaceae) from Maharashtra, India

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Kunhiraman C. Rajeshkumar
Sayali D. Marathe
Sneha S. Lad
Deepak K. Mayura
Sanjay K. Singh
Santosh V. Swami


Penicillium paradoxum has an enigmatic Aspergillus-like anamorphic state; earlier named as Aspergillus paradoxus with a teleomorph state Hemicarpenteles paradoxus.  The present paper describes the rediscovery of this species from India after five decades and includes a phylogenetic study of this strain.  This is the first record of this strain from peninsular India including the Western Ghats.


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