Mucor vs. Rhizopus
At High Temperature
Mucor and Rhizopus Definitions
Mucor vs. Rhizopus
Mucor is the type of fungi that is cylindrical and round-shaped that is not limited to the location to points; on the other hand, rhizopus is the type of fungi that contains some distinct forms. The common name of the mucor is known as pin mold; on the flip side, the common name of the rhizopus is known as the black mold. Mucor is the genus mold that does not contain any type of rhizoids; on the opposite side, rhizopus is the genus mold that contains branched rhizoids.
Mucor also contain branched shaped sporangiophore; on the other side of the coin, rhizopus usually contain an unbranched form of the sporangiophore. Mucor is the genus mold that does not contain any stolons; on the other hand, rhizopus is the genus mold that contains stolons connected to the sporangiophores. Mucor is the fungus that does not provide any apophyses; on the flip side, rhizopus is the fungus that contains apophyses present in the sporangia.
Mucor also produces sporangial collarette only on dissolving; on the opposite side, rhizopus does not produce any sporangial collarette even on dissolving. Mucor cannot grow and reproduce at a high temperature; on the other side of the coin, the pathogenic species of rhizopus can grow and print at a high temperature. Mucor is considered as general contaminant; on the other hand, rhizopus is considered as generally invasive. The color of colonies of mucor is white to gray; on the other hand, the color of colonies of rhizopus is yellow to brown.
What is Mucor?
Mucor is the type of fungus that is cylindrical and pear-shaped, which is just limited to the location. The common name of mucor is the pink mold. It is the fungi that do not contain any rhizoids and stolons in its sporangiophore present in its structure. At a high temperature, it does not have the ability to grow and reproduce. The colonies of mucor can grow very rapidly and are white to gray.
These colonies of mucor generally darken into black with the passage of time. The hyphae of mucor colonies are fast-growing and have branched sporangiophore. It also has a sporangial collarette that is produced only on dissolving. These sporangial collarettes are generally well-developed. There are no apophyses that are present in the branched sporangiophore of the mucor. The pathogenicity of mucor is usually a contaminant.
What is Rhizopus?
Rhizopus is the type of fungus mold that is round in shape and has a very distinct form in its colonies. It is the type of fungi that also contains some rhizoids and also some stolons in the sporangiophore that is present in its structure. It is also commonly known as the black mold. At a high temperature, it can grow and reproduce its pathogenic species. The colonies of rhizopus are yellow and brown. It usually darkens into gray with the passage of time.
These colonies have an ability to grow very rapidly and fastly, especially the pathogenic species. Its sporangiophore is unbranched, but it has some of rhizoids and stolons in its structure. Unlike mucor, it does not have the ability to produce sporangial collarette even on dissolving. The colonies are well developed and can grow very rapidly. There are apophyses also present in its unbranched sporangiophore of the rhizopus. The pathogenicity of rhizopus is generally invasive.