Monday, 22 Jul 2019

Microworld. Mold. Beauty That Surrounds Us

 

Everyone probably had cases when food spoiled in the fridge. In most cases, people simply throw these products into the rubbish bin in disgust, without even looking at them. But sometimes the mold on these products looks so interesting that it should be photographed. It happened to me. Relatives of the parents handed us a pumpkin as a gift, we put it in the far box of the refrigerator and accidentally forgot about it. Then one day, during the general cleaning, I found this pumpkin and realized that it had deteriorated.

 

Microworld. Mold. Beauty That Surrounds Us - photo 1
Mold

 

 I already reached for the trash can to throw in it, but suddenly I changed my mind and decided to examine the mold on it through the macrolinse. And what I saw shocked me, this mold looked great! And then I took the phone and decided to make a couple of photos. Sometimes in ordinary life we ​​do not notice the beauty that surrounds us. An interesting fact, the death because of the curse of the tomb of Tutankhamen had nothing to do with mysticism. In fact, in the lungs of an ancient mummy, there was the mold fungus Aspergillus niger, which can kill a person if he has a weak immune system. This was the cause of death of the people who excavated the famous tomb.

 

Microworld. Mold. Beauty That Surrounds Us - photo 2
Mold

 

Penicillin

For the first time, people talked about penicillin during World War I, people died in the trenches by hundreds, even elementary cuts could have caused death, not to mention such complications as staph, and bacterial infections. Doctors had only one means of limb amputation. Scientists could not stay away. And then a bacteriologist Alexander Fleming, who was trying to find a cure for staphylococcus. Fleming noticed an interesting phenomenon, in one of the dirty cups, they put a prototype in which mold was added. Soon, the scientist discovered that the mold literally devours staphylococcal colonies, which are located next to it.

 

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