Microscopic Worlds Gallery: Fascinating Fungi

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Fancy Fungi

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Fungi may not look all that appealing growing on an old, forgotten about piece of bread in the back of your fridge, but up close, these …Read More »

microscopic organisms
can be quite eye-catching and even life-saving; take the Penicillium chrysogenum fungus, which is the source of the first antibiotic Penicillin. In fact, the Kingdom Fungi is filled with a slew of amazing organisms, ranging from benign and beneficial to harmful and lethal.

Above, fungi grow alongside bacteria in an agar plate, which is used to culture and observe microorganisms. [Alien Coffee Mug: Get Yours in the store]   Less «
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