genus Rhizopus

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Related to genus Rhizopus: genus Penicillium
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Noun1.genus Rhizopus - a genus of rot-causing fungi having columnar hemispherical aerial sporangia anchored to the substrate by rhizoids
fungus genus - includes lichen genera
family Mucoraceae, Mucoraceae - large family of chiefly saprophytic fungi that includes many common molds destructive to food products
rhizopus - any of various rot causing fungi of the genus Rhizopus
bread mold, Rhizopus nigricans - a mold of the genus Rhizopus
leak fungus, Rhizopus stolonifer, ring rot fungus - fungus causing soft watery rot in fruits and vegetables and rings of dry rot around roots of sweet potatoes
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The genus Rhizopus is characterized by rapid production of white fluffy colonies which turn brownish to black with time due to the presence of pigmented sporangiophores and sporangia (5).