Basidiobolus

(băs″ĭd-ē-ŏb′ŏ-lŭs)

[NL]
A genus of filamentous fungi (of the class Zygomycetes) found in soil, decaying vegetation, and the spore of amphibians, bats, and reptiles. It can cause cutaneous, subcutaneous, gastrointestinal, and blood vessel infections in humans. Human infections are reported mostly from Africa, South America, and tropical Asia.

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