Phycomycosis (zygomycosis), Biology

Phycomycosis (zygomycosis)


Zygomycosis (previously known phycomycosis) involves fungi belonging to genera Mucor, Rhizopus, Absidia, Entomophthora, Mortierella and Basidiobolous. Entomopthora coronata was reported in case of cutaneous mycoses in a mare. Histoptahologically, non-septate branching hyphae were seen in affected tissue in gastritis in piglets, bovines, abomasitis in goat, abortion in a cow. Mortierela wolffii is a cause of bovine abortion. Absidia, Mucor and Rhizopus spp. are commonly associated with abomasal ulcers in ruminants and gastric ulcer in swine. Disease manifestations by Zygomycetes include cutaneous lesions, abortion, gastrointestinal infection, mastitis, pneumonia and disseminated disease.


The diagnosis can be made by examination of clinical sample stained with lactophenol blue and by isolation of the fungus on Sabouraud’s Dextrose Agar medium.

Posted Date: 9/17/2012 8:38:49 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Phycomycosis (zygomycosis), Assignment Help, Ask Question on Phycomycosis (zygomycosis), Get Answer, Expert's Help, Phycomycosis (zygomycosis) Discussions

Write discussion on Phycomycosis (zygomycosis)
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
C o mbination of meat products Combining meats and byproducts of different species to produce value added products results in complementation and supplementation of their qua

Determine the significance of Mesoglea. The jellylike layer found between endodermal and ectodermal cell layers of diploblastic organisms. It acts as a type of cement holding t

What are the segments that form the body of the tapeworm called? What is their function? The body of the tapeworm is made of segments known as proglottids. The proglottids are

Explain the Alkaline Copper Reduction Method? Since alkaline copper reduction methods are by far the most commonly used methods for blood glucose estimation, let us look at the

Define Petri Plates - Food Microbiology? Petri plates were discovered by Richard Petri in Ninteenth century (1887). It consists of two dishes. Look at the Figure which illustra

The client was admitted to the hospital with hypertension (high blood pressure). The development of arteriosclerosis (plaque buildup in the arteries) has increased peripheral resis

Minerals Minerals are chemical elements needed by the body either to help form bodily structures or to facilitate chemical reactions. Dietary minerals are divided into two categ

Describe how electro negativity can explain why a C-H bond is a no polar covalent bond, but a O-H bond is a polar covalent bond.

Q. Pre-operative Planning and Implant Exposure? A hollow acrylic transitional restoration should be fabricated based on the original diagnostic preview with respect to the toot

Q. What are some economic applications that can be generated by very biodiverse ecosystems? Extremely biodiverse areas present huge economic potential and they can be a source