Mucor circinelloides


Characteristics
Shape and Size
sporangiospores can be simple or branched and form apical, globular
Genome Information
Mucor circinelloides f. lusitanicus CBS 277.49 , DNA linear, Size 36.57Mb, GC% 42.2, Protein 11,709, tRNA 228, Gene 11,936 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genome/2804
Food Source
commercial yogurt (Chobani yogurt)
Pathological Factor
It is yet unclear whether Mucor infection is directly responsible for the illnesses reported in the M. circinelloides outbreak related to the yogurts. Alternavtive explanation is that intoxication with secondary metabolites, such as mycotoxins, could be responsible for this incident.
Disease
Symptoms
nonspecific abdominal tenderness and distention with nausea and vomiting,
Affected Body Organs
lungs, the sinuses, soft tissues, skin, and the bloodstream,

Classification
Kingdom Fungi
Phylum Zygomycota
Class Zygomycetes
Subclass Incertae sedis
Order Mucorales
Family Mucoraceae
Genus Mucor
Species M. circinelloides