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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 grow rapidly in BDA medium, at temperatures of 29 ° C, filling the entire Petri dish after five days, 9 cm. White color on the reverse, with reverse with light gray tones. Sporangiophores with a width of 4.5–11 μm. Sporangia measuring 20–75 × 18–69 μm, globose to subglobose, multisporous, with a vitreous aspect, of course, some light gray. Columelas 15–35 (–45,6) × 13–30 (–33,52) μm, many pyriform, some conical and rare ellipsoidal. Clear collar. Ellipsoidal sporangiospores measuring 3.57–11 × 2.98–9.79 μm. Zigosporangium and free chlamydospores not found.
Note: chlamydospores observed along the sporangiophores.


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?


Geographic range


Population and Trends

Population Trend:


Habitat and Ecology

Mucor species can be found in the soil, in the excrement of animals, plants, decomposing fruits and vegetables, in addition to being common contaminants in laboratories.


Threats


Conservation Actions


Research needed


Use and Trade


Bibliography

TRUFEM, S.F.B. Mucorales do Estado de São Paulo 1: gênero Mucor Micheli. Rickia, v. 9: 81-91, 1981a.
TRUFEM, S.F.B. Mucorales do Estado de São Paulo 3. Gêneros Circinella van Tieghem & Le Monnier e Cunninghamella Matruchot. Rickia, v. 9, p. 113–120, 1981b.


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

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