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Zygomycota

/Zy·go·my·co·ta/ (zi″go-mi-ko´tah) a division of the soil fungi consisting of soil saprobes and invertebrate parasites. Organisms may cause human or animal infection in debilitated or highly stressed individuals. In some systems of classification, the Zygomycota are treated as a subdivision, Zygomycotina, which is classified under the division Eumycota.

Zygomycota (Zygomycotina)

a group of FUNGI that form ZYGOSPORES when SEXUAL REPRODUCTION by conjugation takes place. Certain HYPHAE, called gametangia, grow towards each other and conjugate, resulting in the formation of zygospores. ASEXUAL REPRODUCTION generally involves the production of sporangiospores in a SPORANGIUM or sporangium-like structure. The Zygomycota are sometimes called the conjugation fungi. They are typically SAPROTROPHS, or PARASITES or PATHOGENS of animals, plants or other fungi. Examples include the bread MOULDS, Mucor and Rhizopus.
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In this population, increases in the number of recorded cases could be linked to frequent prescription of antifungal drugs lacking activity against zygomycetes, such as voriconazole and caspofungin (10,17,18,33-35).
To the Editor: The Zygomycetes are a class of filamentous fungi that are ubiquitous in the environment.
Microscopic examination demonstrated vascular invasion by zygomycete hyphae with associated infarcts.
Zygomycetes showed white fluffy growth with no color on reverse side.
Comparison of three commercial assays and a modified disk diffusion assay with two broth microdilution reference assays for testing zygomycetes, Aspergillus spp.
The biopsy specimen should be taken from the centre of the lesion especially from black eschar area and include subcutaneous fat, as zygomycetes frequently invade blood vessels of the dermis and subcutis.
It is caused by fungi belonging to class Zygomycetes, order Mucorales.
Keywords: Pilobolus, chitinase, chitosanase, sphaeroplasts, zygomycetes
Zygomycosis the term used previously has become accurate based on a recent taxonomic reclassification that abolished Zygomycetes as a class.
13) Speciation is important in order to determine the efficacy of the newer antifungals against the range of zygomycete genera and species.
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Mucormycosis is a rapidly progressive, opporttmistic mycotic infection caused by fungi of the class Zygomycetes, order Mucorales, and generaRhizapus, Rhizamucor, andAbsidia.