Rhizopus microsporus


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Rhizopus microsporus

a species of Rhizopus causing human zygomycosis. The two pathogenic varieties are R. microsporus var. rhizopodiformis and R.s microsporus var. microsporus.
See also: Rhizopus, mucormycosis, zygomycosis.
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Outbreak of intestinal infection due to Rhizopus microsporus.
1994), except that the trehalase used in this assay was obtained from the fungus Rhizopus microsporus, following indications of Queiroz et al.
Rapidly progressive cutaneous Rhizopus microsporus infection presenting as Fournier's gangrene in a patient with acute myelogenous leukemia.
Well-characterized clinical isolates of Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus terreus, Pseudallescheria boydii, Rhizopus oryzae, Rhizopus microsporus, Cunninghamella bertholletiae, and Mucor circinelloides were used for endotracheal inoculation.
The Fungus Testing Laboratory, University of Texas Health Science Center later confirmed the identification as Rhizopus microsporus using growth characteristics and DNA sequencing.
One such fungus is Rhizopus microsporus, a zygomycete found on decaying organic matter, which has previously been reported only in patients who are profoundly immunosupressed.
Rhizopus oligosporus is considered as a domesticated form of Rhizopus microsporus, which can produce toxic secondary metabolites such as Rhizoxin and Rhizonins A and B [21].
Similarly, in 2009, intestinal zygomycosis resulted from ingestion of allopurinol tablets contaminated with Rhizopus microsporus (24).
We describe a fatal case of acute necrotising ventriculitis caused by Rhizopus microsporus var chinensis in a mature female eclectus parrot (Eclectus roratus).
Nosocomial infection with Rhizopus microsporus in preterm infants: Association with wooden tongue depressors.