Describe the Vegetative Structure of Penicillium

Vegetative Structure of Penicillium:

i) The plant bode is filamentous and is provided with numerous branches.

ii) Their branches are called hyphae. The filamentous body is colourless and has transeverse partition layer. The plant body along with hyphae is known as mycelium.

iii) Each branch or hyphae has one nucleus, and chlorophyll is absent.

iv) In some cases, mycelium absorbs nourishment with the help of rhizoid produced from hypha. v) Cell wall is mainly made of chitin

vi ) Oil drops are found as reserve food in the cells. Example- Penicillium camemberti.


Fig: Penicillium camemberti