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a genus of perfect fungi; the species A. ramo´sa is found on decaying plants and baked goods and can cause mucormycosis.
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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.
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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.
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AbsidiaA genus of fungi that can cause MUCORMYCOSIS. Absidia species may be thermophilic and can survive high temperatures in composting enclosures.
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