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Mucor fragilis Bainier

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Scientific name
Mucor fragilis
Author
Bainier
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Chytrid, Zygomycete, Downy Mildew and Slime Mould
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Zygomycota
Class
Incertae sedis
Order
Mucorales
Family
Mucoraceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Leslie Freitas
Comments etc.
Leslie Freitas

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Colonies white, reverse white to light gray, rapidly growing in BDA, filling the entire Petri dish (9 cm) after five days at 29 °C. Sporangiophores simple or sympodially branched 4.5–11 μm diam. Sporangia 20–75 × 20–70 μm, light yellow. Columellae 15–35 (–45,6) × 13–30 (–33,52) μm, globose to ellipsoid, pyriform, some conical; collar evident. Sporangiospores ellipsoid 3.5–11 × 3–10 μm. Zigosporangia. Chlamydospores observed present on the aerial mycelia.


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

There are several records worldwide of this species. We suggest it as Least Concern (LC).


Geographic range

worldwide spread (19 countries). In Brazil, it is known in 3 of the 26 states.


Population and Trends

There are about 58 records of this species in GBIF.

Population Trend:


Habitat and Ecology

This species is distributed worldwide and has been isolated from soil, insects, fruits, honeycomb, limestone, and plasticized polyvinylchloride (Sabev et al. 2006)


Threats

In Brazil, M. fragilis has been reported from soil of Atlantic Forest, seeds of maize, and from Duponchelia fovealis (Lepidoptera).


Conservation Actions


Research needed


Use and Trade


Bibliography

Schipper MA. On certain species of Mucor with a key to all accepted species. Stud Mycol 1978;17:1-52.


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted