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The mold takes hold Growing on a strawberry, Rhizopus stolonifer makes for an unusual and dynamic visual seen through the macro lens. <br />
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The black and grey spheres are sporangia which contain the sporangiospores and the white threads are sporangiophores (aerial hypha).<br />
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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).

    comments (5)

  1. So flipping cool! Great shot! Posted 3 years ago
  2. That is so cool! Posted 3 years ago
  3. Beautiful! So inspired to let food run bad now :) Posted 3 years ago
    1. Not intentional...this is what faced me, the day after purchasing some strawberries at the market - now I know why they were so cheap! Posted 3 years ago
      1. lol, glad you found a good use for them still :) Posted 3 years ago

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''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.

Similar species: Mucorales
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Sep 10, 2018. Captured Sep 8, 2018 13:51 in 206 Union St, The Junction NSW 2291, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/13.0
  • 1/99s
  • ISO320
  • 100mm