Mycosystema 6: 1-12, 1993


ANOTHER NON-THERMOPHILIC RHIZOMUCOR CAUSING HUMAN PRIMARY CUTANEOUS MUCORMYCOSIS

ZHENG RU-YONG and CHEN GUI-QING
Systematic Mycologh & Lichenology Laboratory, Institute of Microbiology, Academia Sinica, Beijing


ABSTRACT: Rhizomucor variabilis var. regularior Zheng & G. -q. Chen, a new variety of Rhizomucor variabilis Zheng & G. -q. chen reported in 1991, is described and also found to be non-thermophilic, as well as a causative agent of a human primary cutaneous infection of a patient without an underlying disease. Common and distinguishing characteristics between var. regularior and var. variablis are detailed. A key to all the accepted taxa in Rhizomucor is provided.