Environmental swab: Penicillium species – Shipped August 20, 2018
This challenge was sent as a simulated environmental swab. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Penicillium species.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from MY1808-3
- Penicillium species are commonly considered contaminants, but found in a variety of diseases in which their etiologic significance is uncertain.
- Spores of fungi in the indoor air of houses are important aeroallergens in genetically determined humans.