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blue′ mold′


n.
any fungus of the genus Penicillium forming a bluish green, furry coating on foodstuffs inoculated by its spores.
[1655–65]
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Eliminating green mold (Penicillium digitatum) and blue mold (Penicillium italicum) - Blue mold
Blue mold decay caused by Penicillium expansum and grey mold decay caused by Botrytis cinerea are two of the most important postharvest diseases of apples [4, 5], which lead to serious economic losses in storage and transportation, especially, blue mold decay caused by P.
Sac (green mold), Penicillium italicum Whemer (Blue mold) have been reported all over the world and represents major losses in production, during harvest, storage and exportation (8).
Some of the fungi discussed include, soft rot, blue mold, and crown rot.
Downy mildew disease of cultivated tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.), commonly known as blue mold, is caused by the obligately biotrophic oomycete pathogen Peronospora tabacina D.B.
glutinis at 5 3 107 cells per ml in combination with 2% Silcon was the most effective among all treatments in controlling blue mold and black mold rot (caused by A.
[It] has a dense blue interior and a milder, creamy texture Just underneath the rind." They use a variety of cultures; some tart some to enhance the development of holes for the blue mold to grow, 'Blue Ledge Farm, Salisbury, VT, (802) 247-0095, www.blueledgefarm.com
Entries cover diseases of subterranean and aerial parts caused by fungi and oomycetes (such as Fusarium diseases, leaf blight, downy mildew, rust and smut), of bulbs caused by fungi (black or blue mold, mushy rot and smudge), and those caused by bacteria and yeast (sour skin, center rot, yeast soft rot), nematodes (needle and sting nematodes), viruses and phytoplasmas(garlic mosaic, iris yellow spot), and parasitic flowering plants (dodder).
Like so many of the world's great foods, blue cheese was originally the result of an accident that no doubt occurred thousands of years ago when someone left their fresh curds with some bread for a period of time, returning to find a curious blue mold forming on the cheese.