Penicillium chrysogenum     

Creator of Penicillin "The Wonder Drug"                     *
                         Tom Volk - Mycology - University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
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Multiple Organisms 
Shiitake Mushroom
Baker's Yeast
Bird's Nest Fungus

The Fungi Kingdom is a vast and unexplored area in biology.  Little attention and even less credit is given to the organisms which have improved our lives with items we use daily, food sources, and in the case of Penicillium chrysogenum, life saving antibiotics. 

However, penicillin is not the only interesting aspect of P. chrysogenum.  I hope this website gives a glimpse into the unknown world of one in millions of unexplored organisms. 


         Tom Volk - University of Wisconsin, La Crosse

Feel free to browse the website by yourself, or you can follow the links along the bottom of the page for a nice tour of everything. 

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