Species/Subspecies: Lichtheimia corymbifera
Etymology: Genus name: named after the scientist Lichtheim, who first (1884) described this fungus.
Species epithet: forms fruits (sporangia?) twice a year.
Alternative Species Name(s):Absidia corymbifera
Significance:  [Unclassified]   
Geographic distribution: World wide distribution.
Taxonomy:
PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenus
MucoromycotaMucoromycetesMucoralesLichtheimiaceaeLichtheimia
 
Macromorphology (smell):
Lichtheimia corymbifera 
Micromorphology:
Lichtheimia corymbiferaLichtheimia corymbiferaLichtheimia corymbifera
The fungus produces small dark sporangiaspores inside a pear-shaped sporangium. The sporangia are 20-120 µm in length. On the hyphae can sometimes be seen root-like protrusions (so-called rhizoids), which the fungus uses to adhere to a substrate.
Reproduction:
Spec. Char.:
Reservoir: Soil and decaying plant material.
Disease/effect:
Hosts/substrateDisease/effectClinical picture or result
Animals and humans with impaired immune defenceMucoromucosisInfections in lungs, central nervous system, and skin as well as rhino cerebral infections.
Farm animalsMycotic abortionAbortion
Genome Sequence:
ACC-No GenBankStrain/Isolate# of chromSize (Mbp)
GCA_000697475.1 B2541  36.6 

Mitochondrial DNA sequence:  -
18S rRNA Seq:  -
ITS regions:
ACC-No GenBankStrain/IsolateNumber of NTGenes
NR_111413 CBS 429.75TM 763 18S rRNA, ITS 1, 5.8S rRNA, ITS 2, 28S rRNA 

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
Reference(s): No. 73, 74
Updated:2022-06-22

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