Basidiobolus haptosporus

Zoopagomycota, Entomophthoromycotina, Entomophthorales, Basidiobolaceae. Genus: BASIDIOBOLUS

Basidiobolus haptosporus Drechsler
member of B. ranarum complex

Colony characteristics

Colonies (SGA, 3 d, 30°C) growing rapidly, flat, membra nous, smooth, waxy, later becoming pow dery and developed radiate folds.


Hyphae hyaline, broad, with few scattered septa and rather thick walls. Chlamydospores spherical, dark, thick-walled; zygospores present.


RG-1, BSL-2. Dworzack et al. (1978) reported an infection of the palatum in a hyperglycemic male. Additional cases have been listed under B. ranarum.

Species complex

Clinically relevant members of the B. ranarum complex are: B. haptosporus, B. meristosporus, B. omanensis and B. ranarum.


Basidiobolus haptosporus Drechsler – Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 74: 411, 1947.

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Basidiobolus haptosporus