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My 8th grade daughter is working on her science fair project. Her experiment is to see if the growth of bread mold is accelerated by adding a base or an acid. She is using 3 pieces of bread, one straight from the package, one with liquid soap dripped on top and one with orange juice dripped on top. Unfortunately this bread seems to be loaded with preservatives, because after 4 weeks we are just beginning to see mold on the bread with the soap. (Under the microscope we can see what we think is mold on all pieces, but more prominently on the base bread). Part of her project is to verify the results, but we are having difficulty finding info on how a base or acid would affect the growth of mold. Should the base mold more quickly? Could you suggest a resource? Thanks for your help!
Re: Bread mold experiment acceleration
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