Definitions for "Absidia"
sp. – A zygomycete, which is considered common to the indoor environment. This organism is ubiquitous and therefore may be a contaminant in cultures. May cause Zygomycosis (mucormycosis) in immune compromised individuals. Absidia conidia can be an invasive infection agent.
A common contaminant isolated from soil, air, stored grains, foods, and the indoor environment. Reported to be allergenic and a rare cause of human infection called zygomycosis.
sp. A zygomycete fungus. Reported to be allergenic. May cause mucorosis in immune compromised individuals. The sites of infection are the lung, nasal sinus, brain, eye and skin. Infection may have multiple sites.