In the 1960s, researchers had discovered that certain fungi, Mucor
miehei being a prime example, were capable of producing enzymes that would cleave proteins much like chymosin did.
Necropsy showed an extensive coating consistent with coatings previously identified as a combination of fungi, with Mucor
overgrowing Alternaria and with degenerate epithelial cells and algal material among the hyphae.
Combrink and colleagues are seeking natural plant compounds that fight Botrytis cinerea, Penicillium expansum, Mucor
piriformis, and Rhizopus nigricans--pathogens that attack pome fruit, such as apples.
The fungal spore suspension was made by allowing colonies of Mucor
racemosus to grow on three standard (100 x 15 mm) malt-extract agar plates for at least 7 days and then washing the spores off those plates into 2 liters of sterile distilled water.
in winter; Cladosporium sp., Mucor
sp., and Aspergillus sp.
Microscopic examination of eggs revealed active infections by the filamentous bacterium Leucothrix mucor
(1), later confirmed by differential growth patterns on specialized media (2).
Aspergillus, Penicillium, Helminthosporium, Epicoccum, Fusarium, Mucor
, Rhizopus, and Aureobasidium (Pullularia) are also common.
The same month, a separate infection, the mucor
fungus, broke out at the hospital.
Colletotrichum, Aspergillus, Mucor
, Rhizopus, Botryodiplodia and Macrophomina, existed designated by (Amadi and Oso, 1996).
Of the 104(99.04%) different fungal strains isolated, most belonged to genera Aspergillus, Rhizopus, Mucor
, Candida, Penicillium, etc.