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Zygomycota (Zygomycotina)

a group of FUNGI that form ZYGOSPORES when SEXUAL REPRODUCTION by conjugation takes place. Certain HYPHAE, called gametangia, grow towards each other and conjugate, resulting in the formation of zygospores. ASEXUAL REPRODUCTION generally involves the production of sporangiospores in a SPORANGIUM or sporangium-like structure. The Zygomycota are sometimes called the conjugation fungi. They are typically SAPROTROPHS, or PARASITES or PATHOGENS of animals, plants or other fungi. Examples include the bread MOULDS, Mucor and Rhizopus.
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Molecular re-evaluation of Mucor has not been published to date, so confirmation of species will need revision with continued work in the Zygomycota. Cultures are in the care of USDAARSEF, Ithaca, New York (storage number: ARSEF 11762).
Myxomycota, Oomycota, Chytridiomycota, Zygomycota, Ascomycota, Deuteromycota, Basidiomycota: Uredinales and Ustilaginales.
In Vitro production of hyphac of the grasshopper pathogen Entomophaga grylli (Zygomycota: Entomophthorales): Potential for production of conidia.
La primera clasificacion linneana de los HMA establecida por Gerdemann y Trappe (1974) incluyo todas las especies descritas en la familia Endogonaceae (division Zygomycota, orden Endogonales).
The ten isolated fungal species belongs to seven different genera viz., Aspergillus, Alternaria, Cladosporium, Fusarium and Penicillium of the Phylum Ascomycota; Mucor and Rhizopus of the Phylum Zygomycota. The fungal colonies of various species isolated from the surface of stored wheat grains were grown in petriplates and its microscopic view are identified by authentic literature as shown in Figure 1.3.
There are three species group of Rhizopus oligosporus (Mucorales, Mucoraceae, and Zygomycota).
The order Entomophthorales belongs to the subphylum Zygomycotina under the phylum Zygomycota. Zygomycosis due to entomophthoraceous fungi is caused by the species of two genera: Basidiobolusand Conidiobolus.
It is caused by the common environmental fungal pathogen of the Zygomycota division, commonly including Mucor and Rhizor.
These associations involve fungal species within the phyla Basidiomycota, Ascomycota, and Zygomycota (Figure 2).