Classification of Fungi

Division Zygomycota. Members of the division Zygomycota are known aszygomycetes. Zygomycetes produce sexual spores known as zygospores (Figure 1), as well as asexual sporangiospores. 

Figure 1

Sexual reproduction in the mold Rhizopus stolonifer. Plus and minus mycelia produce sexually opposite hyphae that fuse and give rise to zygospores, which germinate to form new mycelia.

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