Mold

About microscopic forms of life, including Bacteria, Archea, protozoans, algae and fungi. Topics relating to viruses, viroids and prions also belong here.

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Maggie Mae
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Post by Maggie Mae » Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:54 pm

I've always been curious about this...the green mold that is sort of powdery that forms on dry old bread - I have always heard that was penicilin....is that true?????

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Post by Linn » Tue Apr 11, 2006 3:16 am

Hi maggiemae!! how R U?
Yes, it is true
Common Bread mold is really called
"fungi" and a species of penicillin

Here is an excellent discussion from botany dept. on it:

http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/faculty/wo ... ect21b.htm

take Care.
Lynne
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Post by Maggie Mae » Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:05 pm

Hey!
Thanks! That was a really in depth article! Loved it. I am ok - all things considered. How bout' yerself????


Mm

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