Rhizopus oryzae is a fungus that is a filamentous heterothallic microfungus that occurs as a saprotroph in soil, dung, and rotting vegetation. This species is very similar to Rhizopus stolonifer, but it can be distinguished by its smaller sporangia and air-dispersed sporangiospores. The samples were isolated from the soil around the rice field.
Location: AC & RI, Killikulam, Thoothukudi
Student: D. Arun Kumar (M.sc Ag. Microbiology)
Chairperson: Dr. K. G. Sabarinathan (Asst. Prof. Ag. Microbiology)