Rajesh observed a patch of greenish black powdery mass on a stale piece of bread.

a. Name the organism responsible for this and its specific mode of asexual reproduction.

b. Name its vegetative and reproductive parts.



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The greenish black powdery mass on a stale piece of bread is due to a fungus called Rhizopus

  • It is commonly known as bread mould and it reproduces by spore formation.
  • Ferns and mosses also reproduce using the same method.


Bread mould fungus has 2 main parts

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  • These are white thread like projections
  • They are vegetative part of fungus


  • These are tiny blob like structures ,They contain hundred of minutes spores
  • They are the reproductive parts of plant


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