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What phylum does Zygomycota belong to?

What phylum does Zygomycota belong to?

The zygomycetes are a relatively small group in the fungi kingdom and belong to the Phylum Zygomycota. They include the familiar bread mold, Rhizopus stolonifer, which rapidly propagates on the surfaces of breads, fruits, and vegetables. They are mostly terrestrial in habitat, living in soil or on plants and animals.

Is Ascomycota a Zygomycota?

The five true phyla of fungi are the Chytridiomycota (Chytrids), the Zygomycota (conjugated fungi), the Ascomycota (sac fungi), the Basidiomycota (club fungi) and the recently described Phylum Glomeromycota.

What phylum does fungi belong to?

Phylum Ascomycota
The majority of known fungi belong to the Phylum Ascomycota, which is characterized by the formation of an ascus (plural, asci), a sac-like structure that contains haploid ascospores. Many ascomycetes are of commercial importance.

Is Zygomycota still a phylum?

Zygomycota, or zygote fungi, is a former division or phylum of the kingdom Fungi. The members are now part of two phyla the Mucoromycota and Zoopagomycota. Approximately 1060 species are known. They are mostly terrestrial in habitat, living in soil or on decaying plant or animal material.

Where are phylum Zygomycota found?

The phylum Zygomycota represents a heterogenous group of mainly saprobes, usually found in the soil or in association with plants, fungi, animals, or humans as opportunistic pathogens. In addition, some are facultative or obligate parasites, the latter especially of arthropod and fungal hosts.

What is Zygomycota and its example?

Zygomycota/Lower classifications

What do Zygomycota do?

Zygomycota are terrestrial organisms. They live close to plants, usually in soil and on decaying plant matter. Because they decompose soil, plant matter, and dung, they have a major role in the carbon cycle. Zygomycota are also pathogens for animals, amebas, plants, and other fungi.