Another word for fungi; mould spores can germinate and grow within organic materials to cause staining and structural weakening. May appear as colourful powdery or downy growth on an object’s surface, or as black spots.

Red staining and weakened paper is all that remains of a mould colony on this printed map. Photo courtesy of the State Library of Victoria.

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