Wax model of a Rome beauty apple based on a specimen presented to the museum by the Department of Agriculture, Victoria. It depicts an apple infected with the fungus: Penicillium italicum (Moniliaceae) and Botrytis sp. (Moniliaceae). The model was made in the museum by Joy Dickins on 6 December 1951.

The display label for the model reads: Rome beauty apple showing typical lesion. This fungus is common in stored apples, but infection does not occur unless the skin is punctured or damaged. Careful handling of fruit reduces losses to negligible proportions.

Physical Description

Wax model of an apple with a brown stem, painted yellow and green. The apple has a large brown area containing fuzzy growths and green spots. There are also small brown spots across the skin of the apple.

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