Choanephoraceae

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Choanephoraceae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Zygomycota
Class: Mucoromycotina
Order: Mucorales
Family: Choanephoraceae
J.Schröt. (1894)
Type genus
Choanephora
Curr. (1873)
Genera

Blakeslea
Choanephora
Gilbertella
Poitrasia

Synonyms[1]

Gilbertellaceae Benny (1991)

The Choanephoraceae are a family of fungi in the order Mucorales. Members of this family are found mostly in the tropics or subtropics, and only rarely in temperate zones.[2] The family currently includes species formerly classified in the family Gilbertellaceae.

Description[edit]

In this family, the sporangia and sporangiola borne on separate and distinct sporangiophores. Zygospores are striate, and borne on apposed or tongue-like suspensors.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA. (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CABI. p. 282. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8. 
  2. ^ Cannon PF, Kirk PM. (2007). Fungal Families of the World. Wallingford: CABI. p. 68. ISBN 0-85199-827-5. 

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