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Alexander Fleming and the Accidental Mould Juice – The Serendipity of Science (2/3)

When Alexander Fleming came back from holiday he noticed that mould contamination on an experimental plate had killed a pathogen. Fleming wondered 'Why?' Careful observation, rigorous scientific thinking and painstaking experimental work led to the discovery of penicillin.

This material relates to the Open University course Exploring Science (S104).

(Part 2 of 3)
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Transcript link - http://media-podcast.open.ac.uk/feeds/3399_serendipityofsciencesavinglives/transcript/36566_nc_2015_mooc_vid003.pdf

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