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Difference Between Mucor and Rhizopus | Mucor vs Rhizopus

Difference Between Mucor and Rhizopus | Mucor vs Rhizopus

Summary – Mucor vs Rhizopus

Mucor and Rhizopus are two fungi belonging to the same phylum – Zygomycota and kingdom – Kingdom Fungi. But there is a structural difference between Mucor and Rhizopus. Mucor does not have rhizoids and stolon whereas Rhizopus has rhizoids and stolons. This is the key difference between Mucor and Rhizopus. In addition, their appearance also differs. Mucor appears to be white to grey in color. In contrast, Rhizopus forms black color colonies.

Reference:

1. “Mucor: Description, Structure and Reproduction.” Biology Discussion, 24 Aug. 2016, Available here.
2. N, Supriya. “What Is Rhizopus? Features, Structure and Reproduction.” Biology Reader, 14 Feb. 2019, Available here.

Image Courtesy:

1. “Mature sporangium of a Mucor sp. Fungus” CDC/Dr. Lucille K. Georg – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Image Library (PHIL), with identification number #3960.Note: Общественное достояние via Commons Wikimedia
2. “فطر رازبة (rhizopus )” By Sabamohammad – Own work (CC0) via Commons Wikimedia