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a genus of perfect fungi; several species are molds and saprobes on fruits, vegetables, or baked goods and can cause mucormycosis.
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A genus of fungi (class Zygomycetes, family Mucoraceae); some species cause mucormycosis in humans.
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Any of various fungi of the genus Rhizopus, including several food molds and some species used in preparing fermented foods.
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A genus of fungi some species of which cause zygomycosis in humans.
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Rhizopusa genus of the fungal group ZYGOMYCOTA, which contains SAPROPHYTIC MOULDS. Examples include Rhizopus nigricans, the common black bread mould, and Rhizopus oligosporus and Rhizopus oryzae used in the production of tempeh from fermented soybeans.
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