Zygospore of Absidia with 'cage' of Suspensor Appendages
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.