Name and explain the mode of nutrition in bread mould.


The mode of nutrition in which an organism obtains nutrients from dead and decaying organic matter is called saprophytic nutrition. Example - Rhizopus (bread mould), Mucor (pin mould), Yeast, Agaricus (mushroom). The bread mold spreads over the surface of the substrate(i.e. organic matter), its hyphae moves inward to absorb the nutrients. Sugar and starch are the desirable matter by the mold, growing on bread, the mold derives nutrition from the carbohydrate compounds of the bread.

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