Zygomycetes


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Zygomycetes

 [zi´´-go-mi-se´-tēz]
a class of saprobic and parasitic fungi of the phylum Zygomycota; important pathogenic organisms are in the orders Entomophthorales and Mucorales.
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Zy·go·my·ce·tes

(zī'gō-mī-sē'tēz),
A class of fungi characterized by sexual reproduction resulting in the formation of a zygospore, and asexual reproduction by means of nonmotile spores called sporangiospores or conidia.
Synonym(s): Phycomycetes
[zygo- + G. mykēs (mykēt-), fungus]
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zygomycetes

Fungi–eg, Absidia, Cunninghamella, Mortierella, Mucor, Rhizopus, that are pathogenic to immunocompromised hosts; other fungi–eg, Basiobolus, Conidiobolus, and Rhizomucor, proliferate but are not usually pathogenic. See Fungi.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Zy·go·my·ce·tes

(zī'gō-mī-sē'tēz)
A class of fungi characterized by sexual reproduction resulting in the formation of a zygospore, and asexual reproduction by means of nonmotile spores called sporangiospores or conidia.
[zygo- + G. mykēs (mykēt-), fungus]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Chakrabarti, "Biofilm formation by zygomycetes: quantification, structure and matrix composition," Microbiology, vol.
Filamentous fungi with aseptate mycelia were identified as "zygomycete," with no further characterization as to genus.
Another antifungal Fluconazole was found effective against Aspergillus species; however, resistance against this drug was observed from members of Zygomycetes such as Rhizopmucor, Mucor and Rhizopus spp.
Present study showed 10.17 percent starch hydrolyzing fungi from Aspergillus, Penecillium, Fusarium and zygomycetes spp.
Zygomycetes are ubiquitous fungi, often present in soil and decaying organic material.
(Flora, Ascomycetes, Basidiomycetes, Myxomycetes, Zygomycetes, PM).
Caption: Figure 3: Grocott-Gomori methenamine-silver (GMS) stained tissue section of resected lung from an 18-year-old with recent kidney transplant highlighting aseptate hyphae morphologically resembling fungal class Zygomycetes (400x).
The cases of intrinsic resistance to echinocandins already described for Cryptococcus spp., Trichosporon spp., Fusarium spp., and zygomycetes are associated with insufficient sensitivity of the target enzyme, beta 1,3-D-glucan synthase, to the drug or a mutated form of the enzyme that precludes echinocandin binding.