Absidia


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Absidia

 
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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Absidia

(ab-sid'ē-ă),
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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Ab·sid·i·a

(ab-sid'ē-ă)
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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Absidia

A genus of fungi that can cause MUCORMYCOSIS. Absidia species may be thermophilic and can survive high temperatures in composting enclosures.
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The dominant genera reported in maize silage include Aspergillus, Pencillium, Fusarium, Mucor, Absidia, Monascus, Scopulriopsis and Trichoderma (Velazquez et al., 2008).
[8] The most common infections caused by Zygomycetes include those caused by members of the four genera Rhizopus, Rhizomucor, Absidia, and Mucor, with Rhizopus oryzae being the species most frequently isolated from patients, [9] whereas Rhizopus stolonifer has never been implicated in a human infection.
They were then classified and grouped into 14 genera: Aspergillus, Penicillium, Saccharomyces, Rhizopus, Rhodotorula, Cryptococcus, Basidiobolus, Mucor, Malbranchea, Absidia, Trichophyton, Scedosporium, Fusarium, and Candida.
The next most frequently detected genera were in the decreasing order: Aspergillus (11.3%), Acremonium (3.1%), Paecilomyces (2.6%), Cladosporium (1.9%), Rhizopus (1.1%), Mucor (1.0%), Absidia (0.5%), Trichoderma (0.4%), Alternaria (0.1%) and Fusarium (0.1%).
Mucormycosis is a fungal infection caused most often by species of Mucor, Rhizopus, Absidia, and Cunninghamella.
The yield was comparable to fungal chitin obtained from various mushrooms like, Absidia glauca, Aspergillus niger, Gangronella butleri, M.
En diferentes investigaciones se han aislado numerosas especies de hongos en muestras de alimentos concentrados destinados al consumo animal, estableciendose que la mayoria de las especies aisladas pertenecen a los generos Aspergillus, Penicillium, Fusarium, Alternaria, Cladosporium, Trichoderma, Acremorium, Monilia, Botrytis, Mucor, Rhizopus, Thichothecium, Absidia, Candida, Rhodotorula y Geotrichum, entre otros [32].
Cultures of filamentous fungus of the genera Mucor, Rhizomucor and Absidia were obtained from the Collection of Cultures URM of the Mycology Department at Federal University of Pernambuco, both for the screening and production of proteases.
(-)-Carvone (302), a cyclic monoterpene ketone was metabolized by the plant pathogenic fungus Absidia glauca (Demirci et al.
Mucoralesdetection by PCR with nested ITS primer at the University of Washington Medical Center demonstrated Lichtheimia species (formerly Absidia species).