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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (7): 530–535.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Jesse A. Lewis; Nadja Anderson In this lesson students will use the Penicillium chrysogenum fungus, which naturally produces the antibiotic penicillin, to investigate the effect of naturally produced antibiotics on bacteria in laboratory cultures. Students co-culture P. chrysogenum with three...
The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (5): 336–339.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Dana L. Richter A simple method is presented to show kids the size of a microbe – a fungus hypha – compared to a human hair. Common household items are used to make sterile medium on a stove or hotplate, which is dispensed in the cells of a weekly plastic pill box. Mold fungi can be easily and...