This fungus is a million times bigger than a real one. It’s a blue plush doll, and thanks to it, we now have antibiotics.
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The doll is part of a series of stuffed toys that reproduce the shape of tiny microbes- only a million times bigger than actual size! It’s part of the "Giagantic Microbes" line and it’s a million times bigger than a real one.
Penicillium chrysogenum is this friendly plush toy’s name, and it’s the fungus from which Alexander Fleming first obtained the antibiotic penicillin when he discovered it back in 1928.
The doll comes with an informative label including a microscopic image of the real bacteria and information on its characteristics.
It’s the perfect teaching aide for parents and educators and makes an amusing gift that’s ideal for anyone with a little sense of humor.
Fungus’ name: Penicillium chrysogenum
Part of the "Exotics" series
Approximate Size: between 38 - 50 cm / 15 –20 inches