Phylum:Zygomycota >> Class: Zygomycetes >>  Order: Mucorales 
   
 
 BCRC Number 32478     32488      
   
 Scientific Name: Mucor flavus
 
   
   
 Author:

Mucor flavus Bainier, Bull. Soc. Mycol. Fr. 19:157. 1903.

   
 
 
 
 
 Description: Colonies olive-buff, up to 26 mm in height, 60 mm in diam at 20°C in 5 days; sporangiophores 10.0-30.0 μm in diam, constricted next to sporangium, branched monopodially or sympodially, very short sporangiophores may arise from the substrate; sporangia globose, gray when young, gray-brown at maturity, 120-210 μm in diam, with deliquescent spiny walls; columellae subglobose to ellipsoidal, 32.5-75.0 × 37.5-105.0 μm, with brownish contents and small collars; sporangiospores ellipsoidal to cylindrical, 2.9-7.8 × 9.8-14.7 μm (L/B=1.4-2.6); growth and sporulation from 5°C to 35°C, optimum temperature at 25°C.
 
 
 
 
 
 Specimens:

BCRC 32478, from soil, Taiwan, Taipei; BCRC 32488, from Taiwan.

 
 
 
 Habitat: soil, forest litter, dung of roe, dung of mouse, dung of wood mouse, dung of peacock, bone of Talpa europaea.
 
 
 
 Distribution:

Russia, Chile, Netherlands, Germany, Ukraine, India, USA, Antarctica, Belgium, Austria, Finland, Czechoslovakia, England, Taiwan.

 
 
 
 References:

Liou, GY et al. 1993; Schipper, MAA 1975

   
   
   
 Provided:

C. Y. Chien and G. Y. Liou

 
 
 Note: This species is distingushed by its ellipsoidal sporangiospores and 7μm in length.