26 Jun 2022

Mucor species

A rapidly-growing fungus that produces a white to yellow colony, later becoming dark gray within four days, when incubated at 25oC (77oF). It is found worldwide and can be isolated from air, soil, salt marshes, children’s sandpits, dunes, sandy soil, river water, garden compost, and decaying plant materials. Rarely, it can be an opportunistic human pathogen.