a genus of perfect fungi; the species A. ramo´sa is found on decaying plants and baked goods and can cause mucormycosis.
A genus of fungi (family Mucoraceae) commonly found in nature. Thermophilic species survive in compost piles at temperatures exceeding 45°C and may cause mucormycosis (zygomycosis) in humans.
Absidia/Ab·sid·ia/ (-sid´e-ah) a genus of fungi of the order Mucorales. A. corymbi´fera and several other species may cause mycosis in humans. A. ramo´sa grows on bread and decaying vegetation and causes otomycosis and sometimes mucormycosis.
a genus of fungi belonging to the class Phycomycetes of the order Mucorales, which currently contains 21 species, most of which are soil-borne. A. corymbifera is the only recognized pathogen of the Absidia species and causes zygomycosis (mucormycosis), but is relatively rare. A. corymbifera is found on decaying plants and baked goods.
A genus of fungi commonly found in nature. Thermophilic species survive in compost piles at temperatures exceeding 45°C and may cause zygomycosis in humans. A zygomycete, Absidia is differentiated from other members by the presence of rhizoids that are produced between sporangiophores.
AbsidiaA genus of fungi that can cause MUCORMYCOSIS. Absidia species may be thermophilic and can survive high temperatures in composting enclosures.
a genus of nonseptate fungi in the class Zygomycetes. A. corymbifera (A. ramosa) causes bovine abortion resulting from a severe placentitis. Absidia spp. are also associated with zygomycosis, causing disease of the gastrointestinal tract, and less commonly oral cavity, larynx and subcutaneous tissue.