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"Fungus eats CD

Spores bore holes in compact disks, rendering them useless.
27 June 2001 



"The team has isolated and cultured what they believe to
              be Geotrichum candidum. Usually, this fungus lives on
              plants and animals. Occasionally it infects the human
              respiratory tract. DNA analysis is pending.

              Burrowing in like worms from the side of the disk, "the
              fungus destroyed crucial information pits", says
              team-member Javier GarcĂ­a-Guinea. "