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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.
A genus of fungi (class Zygomycetes, family Mucoraceae); some species cause mucormycosis in humans.
Rhizopus/Rhi·zo·pus/ (ri´zo-pus) a genus of fungi (order Mucorales); some species, including R. arrhi´zus and R. rhizopodofor´mis, cause mucormycosis.
Any of various fungi of the genus Rhizopus, including several food molds and some species used in preparing fermented foods.
a genus of perfect fungi that includes some species identified as a cause of zygomycosis in humans. Several species are molds and saprobes on fruits, vegetables, or baked goods and can cause mucormycosis.
A genus of fungi some species of which cause zygomycosis in humans.
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.
a genus of fungi involved in opportunistic infections. Members of order Mucorales of the class Zygomycetes. One of its species R. microspora is commonly found in gastric ulcers of pigs but it is thought that there is no etiological relationship. It also acts as a secondary invader in lesions of rumenitis initiated by lactic acid in carbohydrate engorgement in cattle. It is thought to cause bovine abortion.