Scanning electron micrographs of Zygomycetes illustrating morphological diversity of sexual and asexual reproductive structures

Scanning electron micrographs of Zygomycetes

Scanning electron micrographs of zygomycete fungi illustrating morphological diversity of sexual and asexual reproductive structures. AE. Mucorales (Mucoromycota). Zygospores of A: Cokeromyces recurvatus, B: Cunninghamella homothallicus, C: Radiomyces spectabilis and D: Absidia spinosa. E: Hesseltinella vesiculosa sporangia. FG: Mortierellales (Mucoromycota). F: Mortierella (Gamsiella) multidivaricata chlamydospore. G: Lobosporangium transversalis sporangia borne on arachnoid mycelium. HJ: Zoopagales (Zoopagomycota). H: Piptocephalis cormbifera immature sporangia. I: Syncephalis cornu sporophore bearing senescent sporangia with uniseriate sporangiospores. J: Rhopalomyces elegans fertile vesicle with monosporous sporangia. K: Basidiobolus ranarum monosporous sporangium. L: Dimargaritales (Zoopagomycota), Dispira cornuta two-spored sporangia. MO: Kickxellales (Zoopagomycota), monosporous sporangia of M: Spiromyces minutus, N: Linderina pennispora and O: Kickxella alabastrina. Scale bars: A–F, I–O = 10 m; G, H = 20 m. Photographs by Dr Kerry O’Donnell, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Peoria, Illinois. Plate modified from White et al., 2006 using graphic files kindly supplied by Dr Merlin White, Boise State University, Idaho, USA. Reprinted with permission from Mycologia. The Mycological Society of America.

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