INTRODUCTION: Rhinosporidium seeberi is a member of the phycomycetes
class of fungi.
It is also widely found in fungi, such as Basidiomycetes, Ascomycetes, and Phycomycetes
, where it is a component of cell walls and structural membranes of mycelia, stalks, and spores.
Zygomycosis (also called mucormycosis) is a generic term that refers to infections of the class Zygomycetes (also called Phycomycetes
); they tend to be both opportunistic and invasive.' It is defined as "Infection with tissue invasion by broad, non-separate, irregularly shaped hyphae of diverse fungal species." "Infection is most common in immunosuppressed persons, in patients with poorly controlled diabetes, and in patients receiving the iron-chelating drug desferrioxamine" (plus people on immunosuppressive therapies or who have chronic renal conditions).
Algalike fungi that do not posses chlorophyll and cannot photosynthesize.
The most commonly found fungi were Aspergillus, Phycomycetes
isolated in the states of Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo and Parana, Brazil.
Many thousands of fungal species have been described and the majority can be classified into four major groups: basidiomycetes, ascomycetes, phycomycetes
, and fungi imperfecti.
Mucomycosis is an opportunistic deep fungal infection known as Phycomycetes
.1 It is severe life threatening specially in immunosuppressed patients.