Sierra College Department of Biological Sciences

Sierra College Biological Sciences'
Microscopic Slide Collection and Associated Images


Rhizopus stolonifer (w.m.)


Photomicrograph of Rhizopus stolonifer or bread mold showing hyphae and sporangium containing asexual sporangiospores. Magnification: 100x.

A photomicrograph of a prepared slide showing Rhizopus stolonifer or bread mold, stained pink and magnified 100x. The oval-shaped sporangium containing asexual sporangiospores is formed at the end of a modified hypha called a sporangiophore (left of center). The numerous, pink, thread-like structures present in the background are broken hyphae.


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