These features are characteristic of fungi in the class Zygomycetes
, which cause zygomycosis or mucormycosis, as it is commonly called.
It is caused by fungi belonging to class Zygomycetes
, order Mucorales.
Mucormycosis includes diseases caused by all members of the class Zygomycetes
, hence it is also known as zygomycosis.
Organisms of the class Zygomycetes
, which includes the orders Mucorales and Entomophthorales, are well-known causes of infection in the upper and lower respiratory tract, orbit, meninges, brain, and other sites.
2) The causative organisms are members of the family Mucoraceae, which belongs to the order Mucorales of the class Zygomycetes
Cutaneous mucormycosis is an uncommon, life-threatening, opportunistic fungal infection caused by organisms of the class Zygomycetes
, most commonly those of the genera Rhizopus, Mucor, Rhizomucor, and Absidia.