Observation 118743: Mucor racemosus Bull.
When: 2012-12-03
Who: Weih Li
No herbarium specimen

Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Zygomycota
Class: Zygomycetes
Order: Mucorales
Family: Mucoraceae
Genus: Mucor
Species: M. racemosus

*Non-motile asexual sporangiospores in columellate sporangia

*Sexual reproduction by direct fusion of multinucleate gametangia to form a multinucleate zygospore.

*Spores are dispersed by wind, by water, or by animals

*Most are saprophytic (grow on dead or decayed organic matter), many are coprophilous (on dung)

*My sample is obtained from squirrel dung on the campus

*Interesting Facts:
-Mucor racemosus f. racemosus Found by Fresen. (1850)
-Cause allergic reaction among some people
-Can be isolated from the soft cheese Camenbert

Proposed Names

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Used references: obtained from squirrel dung; Blast Result: sequenced 18S rRNA → Mucor racemosus 99%
Based on microscopic features: Non-motile asexual sporangiospores in columellate sporangia; Mucor spores or sporangiospores can be simple or branched and form apical, globular sporangia that are supported and elevated by a column-shaped columella.

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By: Weih Li
2012-12-04 16:36:27 COT (-0500)

a compound scope from my UCB fungi lab.

great micrographs!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-12-04 16:30:17 COT (-0500)

what scope are you using?

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