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I'm doing a science project on mold and grew some on different breads. I was wondering if you could tell me what kinds of mold I might have grown. Some grew on an English muffin, french bread, and sourdough. It was all green, and some yellow on the English Muffin Bread loaf.
Question Date: 2013-01-21
Answer 1:

Aspergillus is a common mold species that grows on foods according to the US Department of Agriculture

molds according to usda.

Aspergillus is capable of having many different colors including green and yellow.

Penicillium can also look like Aspergillus. You might ask your science teacher if you can look at the mold under the microscope but take precautions when you do this. Be careful when working on the mold to not inhale it. Even taking moldy bread out of the bag can kick the spores into the air and allow you to inhale it.

Here is a link to some pictures and descriptions of different types of mold.


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