Common name: Pin mould, Bread mould, Black mould.
Mucor is a saprophytic fungus which grows in dead and decaying organic matters like moist bread, jam, jelly, pickle etc. They are also found in the soil which is very rich in humus.
Mucor is a hyphal fungus body structure consists of a fine thin thread like tubular branch colony mass of mycelium. Unit structure of mycelium is hyphae. A hypha is coenocytic.
Mucor - Part of hypha showing detailed structure and Mycelium of Mucor with Sporangiophore
A prostrate hypha is horizontally growing unsubstratum. They absorb nutrition from the substratum.
They are more branched and deeply penetrating prostrate hypha. They also absorb nutrition from the substratum.
Aerial hypha is erect hypha developing from prostrate hypha. They are also called as sporangiophore which bears sporangium at its tip.
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