Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Workhorse Aspergillus Niger

Aspergillus Niger is a fungus and one of the most common species of the genus Aspergillus. It causes a disease called black mold on certain fruits and vegetables such as grapes, onions, and peanuts, and is a common contaminant of food. It is ubiquitous in soil and is commonly reported from indoor environments, where its black colonies can be confused with those of Stachybotrys (species of which have also been called "black mold").

Aspergillus Niger represents the most efficient, highest yielding bioprocess for the production of citric acid in practice. This process is a model for other filamentous fungal fermentation processes

Monday, 17 November 2014

Autumn - Time for Mushrooms

The autumn arrived and with it, the while mushrooms. Do you want to see how they look like under a microscope?

We used a SMZ-171 TLED and a Moticam 5 to observe some particularities on Lactarius deliciosus, commonly known as the Saffron milk cap, Red pine mushroom.

These mushrooms grows under the

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Ladybug ‘salto mortale’

Many people are fond of ladybugs because of their colourful, spotted appearance. But farmers love them for their appetite. Most ladybugs voraciously consume plant-eating insects, such as aphids, and in doing so they help to protect crops. Ladybugs lay hundreds of eggs in the colonies of aphids