mucor


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mucor

(ˈmjuːkɔː)
n
(Plants) any fungus belonging to the genus Mucor, which comprises many common moulds
[C20: New Latin, from Latin: mould]
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Noun1.mucor - any mold of the genus Mucormucor - any mold of the genus Mucor    
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
mould, mold - a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter
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Los generos encontrados en el trampeo fueron Alternaria spp., Fusarium spp., Gliocladium sp., Mucor sp., Penicillium spp., Rhizoctonia sp., Rhizopus sp.
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.
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.
Colletotrichum, Aspergillus, Mucor, Rhizopus, Botryodiplodia and Macrophomina, existed designated by (Amadi and Oso, 1996).
* Fresa (Fragaria vesca), Botrytis cinerea, Phytophthora cactorum, Mucor spp.
Of the 104(99.04%) different fungal strains isolated, most belonged to genera Aspergillus, Rhizopus, Mucor, Candida, Penicillium, etc.