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Penicillin - Giant Microbe

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One of Life’s great accidents.

  • $14.00
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  • Weight
    0.04 kg

As the joke goes - What do you give the person who has everything? Penicillin! It doesn't really cure everything, and may have been a natural remedy for thousands of years, but the ability to reliably produce the antibiotic in large quantities revolutionised the treatment of bacterial infections in the mid twentieth century. Penicillin was discovered by Alexander Fleming. This fungus, Penicillin chrysogenum (also known as Penicillum notatum) is one of the most common varieties that can be found in soil.  A fun gift for anyone in medical fields, or a cheeky one for your favourite hypochondriac, Giant Microbes also make excellent teaching aids as they assist students to develop an understanding of biology while taking a fun, hands on approach.

Not for children under three years of age as parts may dislodge and become a choking hazard.

Penicillin is 180mm long, 130mm wide and 75mm thick, made of mid blue short pile polyester plush with pale green medium pile tips, polyester filling and plastic eyes.

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