Penicillium expansum str. d1 (GCA_000769735) (ASM76973v1)

Penicillium expansum str. d1 (GCA_000769735) Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Penicillium expansum str. d1 (GCA_000769735) {#about-penicillium-expansum-str.-d1-gca_000769735 .first}


Penicillium expansum is a psychrophilic blue mold that is common throughout the world in soil. It causes Blue Mold of apples, one of the most prevalent and economically damaging post-harvest diseases of apples.

Though primarily known as a disease of apples, this plant pathogen can infect a wide range of hosts, including pears, strawberries, tomatoes, corn, and rice. Penicillium expansum produces the carcinogenic metabolite patulin, a neurotoxin that is harmful when consumed. Patulin is produced by the fungus as a virulence factor as it infects the host. Patulin levels in foods are regulated by the governments of many developed countries. Patulin is a particular health concern for young children, who are often heavy consumers of apple products. The fungus can also produce the mycotoxin citrinin.

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The assembly presented is the ASM76973v1 assembly submitted to INSDC with the assembly accession GCA_000769735.1.



The annotation presented is derived from annotation submitted to INSDC with the assembly accession GCA_000769735.1, with additional non-coding genes derived from Rfam. For more details, please visit INSDC annotation import.


  1. Genome, Transcriptome, and Functional Analyses of Penicillium expansum Provide New Insights Into Secondary Metabolism and Pathogenicity.
    Ballester AR, Marcet-Houben M, Levin E, Sela N, Selma-Lzaro C, Carmona L, Wisniewski M, Droby S, Gonzlez-Candelas L, Gabaldn T.
    1. Mol. Plant Microbe Interact.. 28:232-248.

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General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.



AssemblyASM76973v1, INSDC Assembly GCA_000769735.1,
Database version102.1
Golden Path Length32,065,046
Genebuild by
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceEuropean Nucleotide Archive

Gene counts

Coding genes11,023
Gene transcripts11,023

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