Giantmicrobes are based on actual microbes, cells, organisms (and in this case, medical compounds) only 1,000,000 times actual size!
Penicillin is a secondary metabolite derived from Penicillium notatum fungus (a mold). Penicillin antibiotics, first isolated by Alexander Fleming in 1928, were among the first medications to be effective against many bacterial infections caused by staphylococci and streptococci. Penicillins are still widely used today, though many types of bacteria have developed resistance following extensive use.
Each plush microbe includes a printed card with fun, educational and fascinating facts about the actual microbe or cell. They make great learning tools for parents and educators.