Rhizopus sp.

The Zygomycetous fungus is reported to be allergenic (7). It may cause mucorosis in immune compromised individuals. It occupies a biological niche similar to Mucor sp. (17). It is often linked to occupational allergy (17). May cause mucorosis in immune compromised individuals (6). The sites of infection are the lung, nasal sinus, brain, eye and skin (6). Infection may have multiple sites (6).

Aw 0.90

Mold Reference Key

Abbreviation Reference
Aw Water Activity (Equilibrium relative humidity/100)
E Paul Ellringer
MAC McGregor Pearce - personal experience
NC Neil Carlson - personal experience
(1-27) Refer to Fungal Reference page

N. Carlson 9/92; Rev. 4/93, 7/93, 9/93, 1/94, 2/94,2/95,4/95, 5/96, 7/96

Rhizopus sp.