terrestrial fungi, such as black bread mold, with the hyphae septate only during the formation of reproductive bodies. The division includes about 600 described species, of which about 30 occur as components of the mycorrhizae that are found in about 80 percent of all vascular plants

A division of true fungi that includes a wide variety of species, the best known being the black bread mold Rhizopus. Other species of bread molds are used to make tempeh and sufu, both soybean dishes.

From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.

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