Definition of Genus Rhizopus
1. Noun. A genus of rot-causing fungi having columnar hemispherical aerial sporangia anchored to the substrate by rhizoids.
Group relationships: Family Mucoraceae, Mucoraceae
Member holonyms: Rhizopus, Bread Mold, Rhizopus Nigricans, Leak Fungus, Rhizopus Stolonifer, Ring Rot Fungus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Rhizopus
Literary usage of Genus Rhizopus
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1. Fermentation Organisms; a Laboratory Handbook by Albert Klocker (1903)
"(2) Genus : Rhizopus, Ehrenberg. This differs from the first genus in that the mycelium threads develop stolon-like side branches (Fig. ..."
2. The Transactions of the Microscopical Society of London by Microscopical Society of London (1854)
"... convinced him of the propriety of their being united in one genus, and he thinks there is no real ground for considering the genus Rhizopus as distinct ..."
3. The Micrographic Dictionary: A Guide to the Examination and Investigation of by John William Griffith, Arthur Henfrey (1883)
"... hut we think considerable allowance for variation should always be made in this genus. RHIZOPUS, Ehr. = Mucor when distinctly stoloniferous. ..."
4. Code of Federal Regulations: Parts 170 to 199 Revised as of April 1, 2005 by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"... order, Mucorales; family, Mucoraceae; genus, Rhizopus; species, Rhizopus oryzae. (b) The strain of Rhizopus oryzae is nonpathogenic and nontoxic. ..."