A genus of minute fungi. The plants consist of slender threads with terminal globular sporangia; mold.
any mold of the genus Mucor
Often found in soil, plants, hay, stored seeds, and manure. They can be found indoors in house dust, HVAC system dust, and poorly maintained carpets. They are rapid growers and can contaminate many kinds of stored food, including fruits and vegetables. A few species have been recovered from well-documented cases of zygomycosis. In general, infections due to members of this genus are rare.
sp. Often found in soil, dead plant material, horse dung, fruits and fruit juice. It is also found in leather, meat, dairy products, animal hair, and jute. A Zygomycetes fungus that may be allergenic (skin and bronchial tests). This organism and other Zygomycetes will grow rapidly on most fungal media. May cause mucorosis in immune compromised individuals. The sites of infection are the lung, nasal sinus, brain, eye, and skin. Infection may have multiple sites.
(mhew'core) - contaminant / opportunistic pathogen, found in soil, decaying vegetation, and animal dung. It is common to find some spores in normal house dust. It's a minor allergen and can cause Zygomycoses and lung infections in compromised individuals.
Mucor is a genus of molds commonly found in soil and on plant surfaces, as well as in rotten vegetable matter.