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Absidia is a genus of fungi in the family Mucoraceae. The best known species is the pathogenic Absidia corymbifera, which causes zygomycosis, especially in the form of mycoticspontaneous abortion in cows. It can also cause mucormycosisin humans. It is an allergenic that could cause mucorosis in individuals with low immunity. It usually infects the lungs, nose, brain, eyesight and skin. Absidia spp. are ubiquitous in most environments. They are often associated with warm decaying plant matter, such as in compost heaps. (Wikipedia 2015)

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