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Penicillium species

• Specimen: Wound Swab

• Medium: Sabouraud agar

• Growth rate: rapid

• Velvety to powdery

• Colour blue green mould


Penicillium species is normally nonpathogenic (except Penicillium marneffei). Its identification is important to rule out Aspergillus fumigatus that is also similar in colour (i.e. blue green)

 

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