The mold takes hold
Growing on a strawberry, Rhizopus stolonifer makes for an unusual and dynamic visual seen through the macro lens.
The black and grey spheres are sporangia which contain the sporangiospores and the white threads are sporangiophores (aerial hypha).
''Rhizopus stolonifer'' is commonly known as black bread mold. It is a member of ''Zygomycota'' and considered the most important species in the genus ''Rhizopus''. It is one of the most common fungi in the world and has a global distribution although it is most commonly found in tropical and subtropical regions. It is a common agent of decomposition of stored foods. Like other members of the genus ''Rhizopus'', ''R. stolonifer'' grows rapidly, mostly in indoor environments.