Basidiobolus

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Basidiobolus

a genus of fungi belonging to the class zygomycetes. Basidiobolus haptosporus has been isolated from cases of zygomycosis (entomophthoramycosis basidiobolae) in humans, especially in indonesia, tropical Africa, and Southeast asia.

Origin: mod. L. Basidium, dim. Of g. Basis, base, _ L. Bolus, fr. G. Bolos, lump or clod