Black Bread Mold Scientific name: Rhizopus stolonifer. sporangium. spores. sporangiophore. hyphae. rhizoids. Classification: zygote fungus Habitat: bread, soft fruits Symmetry: N/A
Habitat: bread, soft fruits
Cellular Organization: multicellular; have cell walls- each cell is encased in a carbohydrate called chitin, which protects the fungus from digesting itself.
Reproduction: Asexually; spores produced in a club- shaped structure called a sporangium. Sexually; reproductive structure forms at point where hyphae join.
Method of Obtaining Food: consumer; heterotroph-saprophyte-absorbs dead decaying tissues of other organisms using hyphae and digestive enzymes.
Special Notes/Adaptations: Mold can cover a loaf of bread in less than 3 days. Spores are very common in the air.