Mucor racemosus

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Mucor racemosus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Zygomycota
Class: Zygomycetes
Subclass: Incertae sedis
Order: Mucorales
Family: Mucoraceae
Genus: Mucor
Species: M. racemosus
Binomial name
Mucor racemosus
Bull., (1791)

Mucor racemosus is a fungal plant pathogen.

It has been known to cause allergic reactions among some people (e.g. mucormycosis).[1][2] The fungus has been isolated in the soft cheese Camembert.[3] M. racemosus was discovered and isolated in 1886.[2]

Alternative medicine[edit]

It has been considered to be a possible cause of cancer in alternative medicine. Günther Enderlein considered the fungi to be part of microbial cycle in all people instead of just sick people. Wilhelm von Brehmer (de) expanded the theory further in his work, and formulated a related theory of cancer. Their theories were defamed and suppressed by the Nazis during the 1930s and 1940s.[4][5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Crum-Cianflone, Nancy (2 April 2013). "Mucormycosis". Medscape. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Mucor racemosus". Phadia. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Bekada, A.M.A.; Benakriche, B.; Hamadi, K.; Bensoltane, A. (2008). "Modelling of Effects of Water Activity, pH and Temperature on the Growth Rate of Mucor racemosus Isolated from Soft Camembert Cheese" (PDF). World Journal of Agricultural Sciences. Laboratory of Food and Industrial Microbiology Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Oran, Algeria: IDOSI Publications. 4 (6). ISSN 1817-3047. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  4. ^ David J. Hess (1 October 1997). Can Bacteria Cause Cancer?: Alternative Medicine Confronts Big Science. NYU Press. pp. 40–41. ISBN 978-0-8147-3561-9. 
  5. ^ Larry Trivieri; John W. Anderson (27 March 2013). Alternative Medicine, Second Edition: The Definitive Guide. Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony. p. 541. ISBN 978-1-58761-386-9. 

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