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  1. rhizopusnoun

    any of various rot causing fungi of the genus Rhizopus

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  1. Rhizopus

    Rhizopus is a genus of common saprophytic fungi on plants and specialized parasites on animals. They are found in a wide variety of organic substances, including "mature fruits and vegetables", jellies, syrups, leather, bread, peanuts, and tobacco. They are multicellular. Some Rhizopus species are opportunistic human pathogens that often cause fatal disease called mucormycosis. This widespread genus includes at least eight species. Rhizopus species grow as filamentous, branching hyphae that generally lack cross-walls (i.e., they are coenocytic). 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. Rhizopus oligosporus is used to make tempeh, a fermented food derived from soybeans. Rhizopus oryzae is used in the production of alcoholic beverages in parts of Asia and Africa. Rhizopus stolonifer (black bread mold) causes fruit rot on strawberry, tomato, and sweet potato and used in commercial production of fumaric acid and cortisone.Various species, including R. stolonifer, may cause soft rot in sweet potatoes and Narcissus. Rhizopus helps in nutrient development since this species is grown in soil it ferments the fruits and vegetable in the soil inhibiting the growth and develops certain pathogens that inhibits the growth of toxigenic fungus. In addition to that, there is even a type of Rhizopus (Rhizopus microsporus-fermented soybean tempe) that has proven to reduce colon carcinogenesis in rats by elevating factors of mucins, immunoglobulin A, and organic acids and give protection to piglets from Escherichia coli-infection by inhibiting adhesion to the intestinal membranes. Phylogeny The mating analysis has also been found which was comparative that this species structure is flexible in comparison with other species in the same genus. The topology length of the species genome is found to be three times bigger with the species.

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  1. rhizopus

    Rhizopus is a genus of fungi, commonly known as bread mold. They are found worldwide and can reproduce both sexually and asexually. These fungi often grow in soil, dung, fruits, and decaying vegetables. Some species are used in the production of traditional Asian foods and alcoholic beverages, but they're also known for causing various diseases in plants and animals. Rhizopus fungi grow rapidly, forming a visible mass of fluffy white mycelium.

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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.

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  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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