Rhizopus arrhizus

Rhizopus arrhizus

"Rhizopus arrhizus" is a fungus of the family Mucoraceae, characterized by sporangiophores that arise from nodes at the point where the rhizoids are formed and by a hemispherical columella. It is the most common cause of mucormycosis in humans and occasionally infects other animals.
Summer Bunch Rot (Sour Rot) or Rhizopus arrhizus On a Thompson seedless grape
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Appearance

"Rhizopus arrhizus" spores contain ribosomes as a spore ultrastructure. Metabolism in the fungus changes from aerobic to fermentation at various points in its life cycle.

Uses

"Rhizopus arrhizus" can be used for bio-remediation, i.e., is useful in treating uranium and thorium-affected soils.

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Taxonomy
KingdomFungi
DivisionZygomycota
ClassMucoromycetes
OrderMucorales
FamilyRhizopodaceae
GenusRhizopus
SpeciesR. arrhizus