Blakeslea trispora

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Blakeslea trispora
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Zygomycota
Class: Zygomycetes
Order: Mucorales
Family: Choanephoraceae
Genus: Blakeslea
Species: B. trispora
Binomial name
Blakeslea trispora
Thaxt. (1914)
  • Choanephora dichotoma Gandrup (1923)
  • Choanephora trispora (Thaxt.) S.Sinha (1940)
  • Blakeslea tandonii M.D.Mehrotra (1964)
  • Choanephora tandonii (M.D.Mehrotra) Milko (1968)

Blakeslea trispora is a fungal plant pathogen of the genus Blakeslea.

It is a source of commercial beta carotene for dietary supplements and food additives.[2]

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  1. ^ "GSD Species Synonymy: Blakeslea trispora". Species Fungorum. CAB International. Retrieved 2014-05-04. 
  2. ^ Britton G, Liaaen-Jensen S, Pfander H (2009). Carotenoids Volume 5: Nutrition and Health. Springer. p. 87. ISBN 978-3-7643-7501-0. 

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