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Good Eats – Dr. Strangeloaf Yeasts

Alton Brown on yeast and sourdough starters, featuring those zany sock puppet yeasts. Yeast history, science, sourdough starter instructions and best of all — burping yeast sock puppets. From the “Dr. Strangeloaf” episode of Alton Brown’s “Good Eats” show on Food Network. Video Rating: 4 / 5

Economic importance of Fungi

Fungi are useful to mankind in many ways. These organisms play an important role in medicine, agriculture and industry. They have harmful effects also. Useful aspects of fungi The antibiotic Penicillin was discovered in 1928 by Alexander Fleming of Britain from the fungus Penicillium notatum, which in 1940s emerged as a ‘wonder drug’ for the …

Fungi

Conventionally Fungi have been included in plant kingdom. But in pursuance of Whittaker’s five kingdom classification Fungi and Plants (Algae, Bryophytes, Pteridophytes Gymmosperms and Angiosperms) are described here as two separate kingdoms. Angiosperms are not described in detail here. Salient Features Fungi are non chlorophyllous, eukaryotic, organisms. They are a large and successful group. They …

Growth of Microbes

Living organisms grow and reproduce. The growth indicates that an organism is in active metabolism. In plants and animals one see the increase in height or size. In a butterfly, a small larva hatching from egg grows in size, moults, pupates and become an adult butterfly through metamorphosis. Growth in a common use refers to …

Manufacture of Cheese

Traditional cheese making depended on the natural micro-organisms present in the dairy and milk. Microbes sour that milk, producing lactic acid and lowering the pH, so that when rennet (from the stomach of young mammals) was added, the milk curdled and separated into solid curds and liquid why (which was used as a substitute for …