A sporangium of a Mucoralean fungus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Subkingdom: incertae sedis
Subdivision: Mucoromycotina


Mucoromycotina is a subdivision of Fungi of uncertain phylogenetic placement.[1][2] It contains 3 orders, 61 genera, and 325 species.[3]

Parasitic, saprotrophic, or ectomycorrhizal (forms mutual symbiotic associations with plants); asexual or sexual reproduction; branched mycelium; contains 3 orders that represent the traditional Zygomycota. (

It includes the orders Endogonales, Mucorales, and Mortierellales.[4]

Mucoromycotina includes many of the model Zygomycetes. It includes many rapidly growing species. Most are saprobes, plant pathogens, and mycoparasites. Some induce human mycosis.


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  2. "Mucoromycotina". Retrieved 2009-03-07.
  3. Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi. (10th ed.). Wallingford: CABI. p. 442. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8.
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