MadSci Network: Microbiology

Re: What are the scientific names of the different ypes of bread mold?

Date: Tue Feb 24 14:45:44 1998
Posted By: Chris Yost, PhD Microbiology
Area of science: Microbiology
ID: 887847733.Mi

Hello Nikhil,

Most bread molds are found in the phylum Zygomycota.  This phylum 
contains between 600 to 700 species.  Consequently there are many different 
species of fungus which are commonly refered to as bread molds. Rhizopus 
stolonifer which is refered to as Black Bread Mold seems to be one of 
the more commonly observed bread molds.  Other species of Rhizopus 
also cause bread molds such as Rhizopus nigricans.

Hope this helps.


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