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Pictorial supplement to The Fifth Kingdom - Chapter 20

Food spoilage by fungi

(7 pictures)


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Food spoilage - Monilia, a necrotroph, causing post-harvest soft rot of peaches.


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Food spoilage - a potato spoiled by the late blight fungus - Phytophthora infestans.  Damage is not restricted to the above-ground parts of the plant.


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Food spoilage - a very mouldy loaf of bread...calcium propionate will not protect it forever.


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Food spoilage - cheddar cheese with aspirations to become blue cheese - various species of Penicillium, which can grow even in the refrigerator..


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Food spoilage - "You know that green, fuzzy thing on the top shelf at the back?  I think it just became a mother!"


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Food spoilage - oranges attacked by Penicillium italicum.


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Food spoilage - Rhizopus fruiting on a peach - the young sporangia are whitish, but become black at maturity


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