Food Borne Fungi : Food Borne Molds (Gibberella (Conidia: (Canoe shape,…
Food Borne Fungi : Food Borne Molds
Plant pathogenic fungus.
Cause a disease called white mold.
Ability to produce black resting structures (sclerotia).
condition on plant foods.
White fuzzy growths of mycelium.
Have dividers between the cells.
:warning: borne on apical cells, gray, one celled.
Had abnormally long stems.
Borne singly/in chains.
Spoilage of vegetables & fruits.
Can grow in a variety of habitats ranging from leaf litter to fruit crops.
Infect and spoil a variety of fruit crops.
Flat and granular colonies.
Initially white and develop to be light pink in color.
Simple conidiophores. Bear long Slender
Sometimes in a group chain.Singly Apically
White/grey mycelia that bear branched conidiophores
pin or tan in mass
Cause brown rot of fruits, “red bread moulds”
Smooth, regular, and borne with sporangium
Large number of foods such as decaying fruits & vegetables.
Non septate mycelium that give rise to coniodiophores that bear columella and sporangium at apex
Widespread in soil, air, dust.
bread, cakes, fruits and preserves
septate mycelia that bear conidiophores arising sigularlyor sometimes in synnemata with branches near the apex to form a brush like, conidia-bearing apparatus
Cheese making, production of antibiotics (penicillin)
cakes, fruits and vegetables
Appear yellow to green to black on numbers of foods.
one celled, globose, and variously coloredin mass.
Upright conidiophores that are simple and terminate in a globoseand clavately swelling.
septatemycelia, some aflatoxins, ochratoxins