ASTRID & HANNS-FRIEDER MICHLER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ASTRID & HANNS-FRIEDER MICHLER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Macro-photograph of a Plectascales mould on a rotting apple. Seen here are aerial branches from the fungal mycelium, each bearing a black fruiting body. Spores are produced in the fruiting bodies and in this way, the fungus disperses in the air to colonize and spoil other food items. Fungi of the order Plectascales include Penicillium and Aspergillus.
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