Undeniable Fact: Bread and butter

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Ever wonder why penicillin is such an excellent antibiotic? As it turns out, the mold which produces the antibiotic - commonly known as "bread mold" because of its affinity for bread - has developed a complex symbiotic relationship with humans. Since bread does not occur naturally, the bread mold couldn't exist without us. As a result, the mold has adapted to protect its human benefactors with antibacterial chemicals.

(Sorry, comic will go up tomorrow)

Labels: , , , ,


Blogger Kesu said...

Do you think mold could grow to protect us from ourselves?

-special k

8:37 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home