Tremorgenic mycotoxin from Penicillium paraherquei

Appl Environ Microbiol. 1976 Sep;32(3):441-2. doi: 10.1128/aem.32.3.441-442.1976.


A tremorgenic mycotoxin was isolated from Penicillium paraherquei Abe ex G. Smith and identified as verruculogen. It was produced at the rate of approximately 1 mg/g of the dried fungal mycelium cultured on peptone-enriched Czapek-Dox medium at 28 degrees C.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Male
  • Mice
  • Mycotoxins / biosynthesis*
  • Mycotoxins / toxicity
  • Penicillium / metabolism*
  • Soil Microbiology*
  • Tremor / chemically induced


  • Mycotoxins