• Members of phycomycetes are found in aquatic habitats and on decaying wood in moist and damp places or as obligate parasites on plants. 
  • The mycelium is aseptate and coenocytic
  • Asexual reproduction takes place by zoospores (motile) or by aplanospores (non-motile). These spores are endogenously produced in sporangium. A zygospore is formed by fusion of two gametes. These gametes are similar in morphology (isogamous) or dissimilar (anisogamous or oogamous).

Examples of Phycomycetes: Mucor, Rhizopus (the bread mould), Albugo (the parasitic fungi on mustard).

  • Rhizopus and Mucor spoil food stuffs such as bread, jams and fruits. 
Learn more: Fungi Examples

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