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Black Bread Mold - Rhizopus stolonifer This is an economically important fungus because it causes stored food to decompose. It occurs on over 300 species, most commonly on fruit. In sweet potatoes, it causes Rhizopus soft rot by infecting fresh wounds on the potatoes.<br />
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Habitat: Sweet potato<br />
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Habitat: Sweet potato<br />
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Habitat: Sweet potato<br />
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Black Bread Mold - Rhizopus stolonifer

This is an economically important fungus because it causes stored food to decompose. It occurs on over 300 species, most commonly on fruit. In sweet potatoes, it causes Rhizopus soft rot by infecting fresh wounds on the potatoes.

Habitat: Sweet potato

Black Bread Mold - Rhizopus stolonifer This is an economically important fungus because it causes stored food to decompose. It occurs on over 300 species, most commonly on fruit. In sweet potatoes, it causes Rhizopus soft rot by infecting fresh wounds on the potatoes.<br />
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Habitat: Sweet potato<br />
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Black Bread Mold - Rhizopus stolonifer This is an economically important fungus because it causes stored food to decompose. It occurs on over 300 species, most commonly on fruit. In sweet potatoes, it causes Rhizopus soft rot by infecting fresh wounds on the potatoes.<br />
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Habitat: Sweet potato<br />
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    comments (4)

  1. That is some thing most people walk past and give it no thought, but might see it very often Posted 11 days ago
    1. Very true! The details are so cool for those who take the time to look. Posted 10 days ago
  2. Gnarly! :D Posted 10 days ago
    1. Yep, and after a few more days, it was so juicy! I poked the end and liquid poured out. Ugh! Posted 10 days 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 Christine Young
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Uploaded Dec 1, 2019. Captured Nov 12, 2019 16:45 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/3.5
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm