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Mould fungi growing on food

Mould fungi growing on food

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Principle

Surely you have seen on several occasions that molds have grown on food. Molds live on organic matter composed of carbohydrates, fat, and protein. As foodstuffs contain these substances and the required moisture, they make an ideal substrate. The macroscopically visible mold is just one part of the fungus. It only emerges when the food is fully
interspersed with mycelial threads (hyphae). As many molds produce toxic substances, moldy foodstuff should not be consumed.

Benefits

  • Experiment is part of a complete solution set with a total of 50 experiments for all microscopy applications
  • With student worksheet, appropriate for all class levels
  • With detailed instructor information, incl. sample microscopy image
  • Optimized for tight schedules, i.e. minimum preparation time required
  • Microscopy solution set specifically designed to include all required accessories
  • Content available with matching multimedia files

Tasks

  1. Observe the growth of molds and view their sporophores under the microscope.

What you can learn about

  • Molds
  • Fungus

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