Cunninghamella

Cunninghamella

/Cun·ning·ha·mel·la/ (kun″ing-ham-el´ah) a genus of fungi of the order Mucorales, characterized by a lack of a sporangium and by conidia that arise from a vesicle. C. berthole´tiae causes opportunistic mucormycosis of the lung in immunocompromised or debilitated patients.
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Other fungi occasionally isolated include Mycocladus (Absidia) corymbifera, Rhizomucor pusillus, Apophysomyces elegans, Saksenaea vasiformis, Mucor species, and Cunninghamella bertholletiae.
Cunninghamella bertholletiae endocarditis: a case report and review of human cunninghamella infections.
Invasive zygomycosis is a well-defined clinical syndrome associated with fungi in the genera Rhizopus, Mucor, Absidia, Rhizomucor, and Cunninghamella.
Success rates for the various zygomycete species were as follows: 83% for Rhizopus species, 83% for Mucor species, 50% for Rhizomucor species, and 33% for Cunninghamella species.
Stereoselective metabolism of anthracene and phenantbrene by the fungus Cunninghamella elegans.
1) The zygomycetes include Rhizopus, Absidia, Cunninghamella, Rhizomucor, Synchephalastrum, Saksenaea, Apophysomyces, and Mucor.
The fungus that has shown most promise is Cunninghamella elegans, which has proven itself to be one of the best in metabolizing drugs the way mammals do.
The genera reported to cause invasive infection are Absidia, Mucor, Rhizomucor, Rhizopus, Apophysomyces, Saksenaea, Cunninghamella, Cokeromyces and Syncephalastrum.
The most common agents in human infection comprise the genera Rhizopus, Mucor, Absidia, Apophysomyces, Cunninghamella, Rhizomucor, and Saksenaea.