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Zygospore of Absidia with 'cage' of Suspensor Appendages

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Absidia Species in Culture

Left:   in Mucor, Actinomucor, Rhizopus etc in the Mucorales of the Zygomycota the sporangial heads are spherical.  In Absidia they are pear-shaped (obovoid) and this genus can be identified by this feature under a dissecting 'scope.  Right: bright field micrograph of the zygospore showing appendages from one suspensor.