Mouldy bread

Mouldy bread

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Caption: Mouldy bread. The white areas are fungal mycelia, masses of thread-like structures (hyphae) that absorb nutrients. The blue-green areas are the fungal spores (reproductive structures). Penicillium is a common fungus to infect bread, producing mould of this colour.

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