family Mucoraceae


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Related to family Mucoraceae: Rhizopus stolonifer, Mucorales
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Noun1.family Mucoraceae - large family of chiefly saprophytic fungi that includes many common molds destructive to food products
fungus family - includes lichen families
Mucorales, order Mucorales - an order of mostly saprophytic fungi
genus Mucor - type genus of the Mucoraceae; genus of molds having cylindrical or pear-shaped sporangia not limited in location to points where rhizoids develop
genus Rhizopus - a genus of rot-causing fungi having columnar hemispherical aerial sporangia anchored to the substrate by rhizoids
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DISCUSSION: Mucormycosis is a fungal infection caused by a member of the family Mucoraceae. Rhizopus, Mucor, Absidia are the most common isolated from patients with mucormycosis.
(2) The causative organisms are members of the family Mucoraceae, which belongs to the order Mucorales of the class Zygomycetes.
Most pathogenic species are members of the family Mucoraceae, which includes the genera Absidia, Mucor, Rhizomucor, and Rhizopus.