Phosphorus solubilising Penicillium spp. for agriculture

Steven Wakelin
2003 Microbiology Australia  
Many Penicillium species found in soil provide vital ecosystem services such as turnover of organic matter and mineral weathering. Recently, some such species have been shown to increase the growth of plants, particularly on soils that bind phosphorus tightly. There is now interest in the exploitation of this group of Penicillium as a means to increase agricultural production. Could this be the next chapter in our exploitation of this genus?
doi:10.1071/ma03340 fatcat:yvkan64xbfcj3ojuwpqvectsrm