Monday, 25 February 2008

Aspergillus toy in big demand

On a slightly more light hearted note - purchasers of a computer game in Japan known as 'Moyashimon' are also getting a toy in the shape of an Aspergillus oryzae conidial head! The toy is flying off the shelves apparently.

The link underpinning the concept is the Aspergillus Oryzae is the organism used for the brewing of Sake - an alchoholic drink originating in Japan.

After a little research we found that Moyashimon is a comedy cartoon based on a character that can see and speak to bacteria and fungi, though obviously much larger than they appear to us!

Who knows, it may be the next big thing in the UK by Christmas.

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