Tag: Current Biology

This scientist found a way to make battery parts with bread mold

Geoff GaddNeurospora growing on a plate. Geoff Gadd, a professor of biology at the University of Dundee in Scotland, learned that when he puts the mold in a container with urea and manganese, a mineral called manganese carbonate will form around the spindly arms of the fungus. The trick works because mold secretes the enzyme […]