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Scientists discover a new mold -- on dried salami
Scientists discover a new mold -- on dried salami

An international team of researchers has identified a previously unknown species of mold. And you’ve probably eaten it. While examining the white mold that covers dried salami in a Calabrian sausage factory, microbiologists recognized a type of mold they hadn’t identified before. When they compared its DNA to that of mold samples from other sausage factories around the world, they discovered this new species actually exists all over the world. Last week a team from Italy, the Netherlands, Denmark and Slovenia published their findings in the International Journal of Food Microbiology, which was picked up by the website Microbial Foods.Org (motto: “digesting the news of...

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