Phycomycetaceae

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Phycomycetaceae
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Phycomyces sp. growing from fish pellet in potting soil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Zygomycota
Class: Zygomycetes
Order: Mucorales
Family: Phycomycetaceae
Arx (1982)
Type genus
Phycomyces
Kunze (1823)
Genera

Phycomyces
Spinellus

The Phycomycetaceae are a family of fungi in the order Mucorales. Species in this family are widespread, but more common in temperate areas.[1] The family was circumscribed in 1982 by J. Arx.[2]

Description[edit]

Members of this family have large, unbranched sporangiophores and zygospores with coiled tong-like suspensors bearing branched appendages.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cannon PF, Kirk PM (2007). Fungal Families of the World. Wallingford, UK: CAB International. p. 275. ISBN 0-85199-827-5. 
  2. ^ Arx J. (1982). "On Mucoraceae s. str. and other families of the Mucorales". Sydowia. 35: 10–26. 

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