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The spores are spread by air, arriving in South America around 2001.
Tempeh, a Javanese food made from soya beans inoculated with spores of Rhizopus, a parasitic fungus, requires air to circulate if the mould is to grow into a solid cake around the beans.
The North claimed the industrial-sized equipment was used to make biological pesticides, but they could also be used to grow microbes in bulk and transform bacterial spores into powder.
While the spores grow, a bit of biological engineering goes on as well.
Their airy, dough-like interior transforms as the spores within ripen, turning it from milky white to yellowish and finally to a dark brownish purple.
Paul Stamets works out a serum that can temporarily give a human the stellar transportation ability of the space tardigrade, letting someone access the space superhighway created by the spores.
Puffball mushrooms are round in appearance and are typically white to olive brown colored. As puffballs age, though, their centers turn yellowish-brown, eventually drying and producing spores.
Anthrax infections are caused by the bacteria Bacillus anthracis, which exists in spores in plants, soils and waters, according to the CDC.
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