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Mucor                       Print PDF

Natural Habitat

  • Decaying fruits and vegetables
  • Dung
  • Plants
  • Soils

Suitable Substrates in the Indoor Environment

  • Fruit
  • Leftover foods
  • Building Materials
  • Carpet Dust

Water Activity

  • Aw=0.90-0.94

Mode of Dissemination

  • Water Splash
  • Wind disseminated

Allergenic Potential

  • Type I (hay fever, asthma)
  • Type III (hypersensitivity)

Potential Opportunist or Pathogen

  • Zygomycosis in immunocompromised patients

Industrial Uses

  • Proteases from M. pusillus and M. mehei are used in cheese fermentation

Potential Toxins Produced

  • Unknown

Other Comments

  • Produces zygomycete sporangiospores