Dec 29, 2009

Rhizopus (black mold or common bread mold)

Rhizopus is the common bread mold. It is of worldwide distribution. This mold grows well on moist bread and fruits. The plant body or mycelium consists of branched hyphae. Hyphae are non-septate. Each hypha is multinucleated. It has a cell wall composed of chitin. Reserve food is present in the form of glycogen. Hyphae are of several kinds. Root like hyphae called rhizoids anchor the fungus, secrete digestive enzymes and absorb nutrients. Other hyphae called stolons grow to form a network over the surface of the food.
The stolons give rise to still another type of hyphae that grow upward from the surface of the food. These hyphae bear sporangium at the tip and are called sporangiophores. Sporangium is sac-shaped structure having spores in it.


  1. Cleaning black mold needs to be taken care of on a war footing and should require your urgent attention. In fact, this is a task that is truly challenging since the growth of black mold is very rapid and it also takes place in places where people do not look and so will not immediately be seen or noticed.

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  2. Once you have killed and removed the spores, it's important to take the proper measures to prevent a return. The best way to insure this is to keep all areas of your home free of excess moisture and humidity. Have your HVAC system checked by a professional to make sure it is operating properly and removing humidity.

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  3. A common misconception about mold and its effect on health is that mold which is growing is most dangerous. However, the opposite is true since mold related health conditions are primarily causes by the inhalation of dead spores.

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  4. Experts recommend that if you have toxic black mold in your home then it's best to move to temporary accommodation until it has been removed, especially if you are suffering toxic symptoms. Ideally you should only return to your home after a professional toxic black mold removal service has completely fixed the problem. There is also a possibility that belongings you take with you when you move can continue to make you sick if they contain mycotoxins from the toxic black mold removal.

  5. it is important to make sure that you do a thorough inspection as well as testing of the mold. Mold removal companies near me