phycomycete


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phycomycete

any filamentous fungus in the ZYGOMYCOTA or MASTIGOMYCOTINA according to some classifications.
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The zygomycetes (phycomycetes) are found in dead, decaying vegetation and soil and include the genera Mucor, Absidia, and Rhizopus spp.
According to Bell and Wheeler (1986) during the first phase of fungal succession on herbivore dung member of Phycomycetes e.g.
Aspergillus and phycomycetes were second at 12% each [3].
This fungus belongs to the class of phycomycetes, to the family of Entomophthoraceae, to the order of Entomophthorales and to the genus Basidiobolus.
Predominantly holocarpic and eucarpic simple biflagellate phycomycetes. 2nd ed.
It is also widely found in fungi, such as Basidiomycetes, Ascomycetes, and Phycomycetes, where it is a component of cell walls and structural membranes of mycelia, stalks, and spores.
Zygomycosis (also called mucormycosis) is a generic term that refers to infections of the class Zygomycetes (also called Phycomycetes); they tend to be both opportunistic and invasive.' It is defined as "Infection with tissue invasion by broad, non-separate, irregularly shaped hyphae of diverse fungal species." "Infection is most common in immunosuppressed persons, in patients with poorly controlled diabetes, and in patients receiving the iron-chelating drug desferrioxamine" (plus people on immunosuppressive therapies or who have chronic renal conditions).