Database Details : Zygomycetes

Full name: Zygomycetes UPDATED!
Short name: Zygomycetes
Version: Oct 2017
Release date: 2017-10-27
Authors/editors: Kirk P.M.
Taxonomic coverage: Fungi - Zygomycota (pro parte)
English name of the group: Pin moulds and related fungi
Number of living species 1,079
Number of living infraspecific taxa 0
Number of extinct species: 0
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 1,374
Number of common names: 0
Total number of names: 2,453
Abstract: The Mucorales, Zoopagales, Dimargaritales and Kickxellales are characterised by a wide range of life strategies for such a relatively small number of phylogenetically related species. Whilst most are saprobic (in soil) others are pathogenic on plants, animals (including man) and other fungi, either facultatively and unspecialized or highly host specific. They are mainly mesophiles but some are psychrophiles and others thermophiles; most are temperate but some only have a tropical distribution and a number of species are very widely distributed, having been recorded from the Antarctic, high northern latitudes and both east and west in temperate and tropical zones.
Organization: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, UK
Website: http://www.speciesfungorum.org
Bibliographic citation: Kirk P.M. (2018). Zygomycetes (version Oct 2017). In: Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds. (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 30th January 2018. Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/col. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.