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Part of the archive's Junior Biology series, this study of pin mould is aided by diagrammatic, time-lapse, and microscopic footage.
'A study of pin mould. It is seen growing rapidly on an apple and on porridge. The camera speeds up its growth. Spores germinate rapidly on moist substances. A single spore is observed under the microscope. From this spore gradually spreads a branching mass of mould; heads, containing new spores, appear and ripen.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1942-1943)
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