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Name: rusty 
Status: student
Age: 15
Location: N/A
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Date: 12/7/2004


Question:
Can bread mold act like yeast in the act of turning sugar to alcohol?


Replies:
Yes it can.

Many kinds of mold will grow on bread - including some harmless ones (Penicillium sp.) and some that are quite dangerous (species of Aspergillus and Rhizopus). All of these are fungi, and fungi in general will ferment their food if they don't have O2 readily available. When they do this, the products are ethanol and CO2.

Christopher Perkins


Probably not since other fungi cannot tolerate high alcholic content. The following might be useful:

http://www.seps.org/cvoracle/faq/mold.html

employees.csbsju.edu/SSAUPE/biol106/lectures/fermentation.htm

Anthony Brach Ph. D.



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