A familiar member of the division is Rhizopus stolonifer

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A familiar member of the division is  Rhizopus stolonifer , a fungus found on fruits, vegetables, and  breads. It is the familiar bread mold. It anchors itself to the substratum with special hyphae known as  rhizoids.  Rhizopus  is used in the industrial production of steroids, meat tenderizers, industrial  chemicals, and certain coloring agents.  Division Ascomycota. Members of the division Ascomycota are referred to as ascomycetes. After  sexual fusion of cells has taken place, these organisms form their sexual spores within a sac called  an ascus. Therefore, they are called sac fungi.  Ascomycetes include the powdery mildews and the fungi that cause Dutch elm disease and chestnut  blight disease. The research organism  Neurospora crassa  is found within this group. Asexual  reproduction in the ascomycetes involves conidia.  Many yeasts are classified in the division Ascomycota. Of particular interest is the fermentation yeast 
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  • Fall '07
  • PESTHY
  • familiar bread mold., organism Neurospora crassa, Division Ascomycota. Members, certain coloring agents, research organism, Division Basidiomycota. Members

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