As recently underlined (25), a culture positive with a zygomycete
does not always mean infection; many gastrointestinal cases reported in the PMSI may be false-positive cases resulting from laboratory contamination.
Cokeromyces recurvatus is an uncommonly encountered dimorphic zygomycete
in the order Mucorales that was first described in 1950.
Examination by microscopy showed nonseptate sterile hyphae typical of a zygomycete
In tissue and in culture, clinically significant zygomycete
hyphae can often be distinguished from other invasive hyaline molds by their greater width and obtuse branching pattern[1,4,5] A term often used by surgical pathologists and frequently encountered in the literature, aseptate, is also ascribed to the zygomycetes
Starch hydrolyzing non-toxigenic fungi (n=58) were morphologically identified as Aspergillus, Penicillium, Fusarium, Zygomycete
, Actinomycete and Phaeoid.
Rhizopus microsporus is a thermophilic zygomycete
and can be isolated from soil or wood products.
Pilobolus, a coprophilous zygomycete
, is associated with herbivores.
One such fungus is Rhizopus microsporus, a zygomycete
found on decaying organic matter, which has previously been reported only in patients who are profoundly immunosupressed.
Apophysomyces elegans an emerging zygomycete
Allergen Penicillium Deuteromycete Blue mold (oranges); Antibiotic; mycotoxins Phoma Deuteromycete Fruit rots Rhizopus Zygomycete
Bread mold; Postharvest fruit disease Trichoderma Deuteromycete Biocontrol to inhibit growth of other fungi Saccharomyces Yeast Fermentation Rhodotorula Yeast Allergen, indoor mold, carotenoid production (a.
One of the best known is Geosiphon pyriforme, a zygomycete
closely related to Glomales.