Penicillium species cause postharvest decay, commonly known as blue mold, in pome fruits, such as apples and pears. To devise novel strategies to prevent and reduce economic losses during storage, the genome sequence of Penicillium solitum RS1 is reported here for the first time.
Yu, J., Wu, G., Jurick, W. M., Gaskins, V. L., Yin, Y., Yin, G., … Shelton, D. R. (2016). Genome sequence of Penicillium solitum RS1, which causes postharvest apple decay. Genome Announcements, 4(3). https://doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.00363-16