class Zygomycetes

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Noun1.class Zygomycetes - class of fungi coextensive with subdivision Zygomycota
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
subdivision Zygomycota, subdivision Zygomycotina, Zygomycota, Zygomycotina - division of fungi having sexually produced zygospores
Mucorales, order Mucorales - an order of mostly saprophytic fungi
Entomophthorales, order Entomophthorales - coextensive with the family Entomophthoraceae
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Zygomycosis (also called mucormycosis) is a generic term that refers to infections of the class Zygomycetes (also called Phycomycetes); they tend to be both opportunistic and invasive.
Till two decades back zygomycosis due to fungi belonging to the class Zygomycetes and the order Mucorales was considered rare fatal opportunistic fungal infection.
Basidiobolus ranarum is a fungus belonging to the Entomophthoraceae family of the class Zygomycetes and is mainly associated with subcutaneous fat tissue infection involving the limbs, trunk, or buttocks.
Mucormycosis is a rapidly progressive, opporttmistic mycotic infection caused by fungi of the class Zygomycetes, order Mucorales, and generaRhizapus, Rhizamucor, andAbsidia.