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 (zī′gō-mī′sēt′, -mī-sēt′)
Any of numerous fungi of the division Zygomycota, characterized by a sexual phase of the life cycle during which specialized hyphae fuse to form a zygospore, and including various food molds.

[zygo- (in reference to the formation of the zygospore) : -mycete.]

zy′go·my·ce′tous (-sē′təs) adj.


(Botany) any filamentous fungus of the phylum Zygomycota (or Zygomycetes), which reproduces sexually by means of zygospores, including the bread mould
ˌzygomyˈcetous adj


(ˌzaɪ gəˈmaɪ sit, -maɪˈsit, ˌzɪg ə-)

any of a wide variety of common fungi constituting the phylum Zygomycota, of the kingdom Fungi, in which sexual reproduction is by the formation of zygospores.
[< New Latin Zygomycetes (1874); see zygo-, -mycete]
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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 in India.
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One of the best known is Geosiphon pyriforme, a zygomycete closely related to Glomales.