Zygomycota- Rhizopus stolonifera 

The fungi in Phylum Zygomycota undergo asexual reproduction most commonly.  When the organisms undergo sexual reproduction the sexual reproduction is the fusion of undifferentiated isogametangia or anisogametangia.  The sexual spores are thick walled resting spores called zygospores.  The fungi produce diploid spores in cottony mats of hyphae on breads, grains, etc.  The fungi are generally placed near the base of the fungal phylogenetic tree.  The hyphae may be coenocytic, forming septa only where gametes are formed or to wall off dead hyphae.

The fungi in Phylum Zygomycota are most often found in the human environment as black bread mold and fruit mold.

Examples of organisms in Phylum Zygomycota include: Rhizopus stolonifera, Cunninghamella echinulata, and Syncephalastrum racemosum.

Zygomycota- Syncephalastrum racemosum 

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