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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rhizopus(noun)

    any of various rot causing fungi of the genus Rhizopus

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  1. Rhizopus

    Rhizopus is a genus of common saprobic fungi on plants and specialized parasites on animals. They are found on a wide variety of organic substrates, including "mature fruits and vegetables", faeces, jellies, syrups, leather, bread, peanuts and tobacco. Some Rhizopus species are opportunistic agents of human zygomycosis and can be fatal. Rhizopus infections may also be a complication of diabetic ketoacidosis. This widespread genus includes ten species. Rhizopus species grow as filamentous, branching hyphae that generally lack cross-walls. They reproduce by forming asexual and sexual spores. In asexual reproduction, sporangiospores are produced inside a spherical structure, the sporangium. Sporangia are supported by a large apophysate columella atop a long stalk, the sporangiophore. Sporangiophores arise among distinctive, root-like rhizoids. In sexual reproduction, a dark zygospore is produced at the point where two compatible mycelia fuse. Upon germination, a zygospore produces colonies that are genetically different from either parent. ⁕R. arrhizus causes fruit rot on apples. ⁕R. artocarpi causes fruit drop of jack fruit. ⁕R. oligosporus is used to make tempeh, a fermented food derived from soybeans.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Rhizopus

    A genus of zygomycetous fungi of the family Mucoraceae, order MUCORALES, a common saprophyte and facultative parasite of mature fruits and vegetables. It may cause cerebral mycoses in diabetes and cutaneous infection in severely burned patients.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rhizopus in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rhizopus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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