Microbe Monday – 6/4/2018

It’s another microbe Monday, readers! Think you’ve got what it takes to figure out today’s microbe?

Here are your clues:

    • is a fungus
    • causes disease in some fruits and vegetables
    • common food contaminant
    • certain strains release potent ochratoxin
    • less likely to cause disease in humans than other strains
    • common cause of fungal ear infections
    • commonly cultured for industrial production, especially for citric acid
    • used in the biotechnology industry
    • commonly used in production of enzymes through fermentation
    • has been found to reproduce both sexually and asexually
    • are found in a variety¬† of habitats
    • grows quickly
    • is identified from other species macroscopically

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