Is mold always visible?

By Susan Brewer, Ph.D., University of Illinois,
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition

Most fungi are invisible to the naked eye when they are living in plant or animal material. They become noticeable when “fruiting” either as mushrooms or molds.  The fungi send up fruiting bodies, which look fuzzy.  They produce spores.
Source(s): “Safe Food Handling / Molds On Food: Are They Dangerous?”
Susan Brewer, Ph.D., R.D. University of Illinois, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition


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