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  1. Absidia

    Absidia is a genus of fungi in the family Mucoraceae. The best known species is the pathogenic Absidia corymbifera, which causes zygomycosis, especially in the form of mycotic spontaneous abortion in cows. It can also cause mucormycosis in humans. It is an allergenic that could cause mucorosis in individuals with low immunity. It usually infects the lungs, nose, brain, eyesight and skin. Absidia spp. are ubiquitous in most environments. They are often associated with warm decaying plant matter, such as in compost heaps. Selected species: ⁕Absidia coerulea ⁕Absidia corymbifera ⁕Absidia cylindrospora ⁕Absidia ginsan ⁕Absidia glauca ⁕Absidia spinosa

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  1. Absidia

    A genus of zygomycetous fungi, family Mucoraceae, order MUCORALES, which sometimes causes infection in humans.

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