Subclass Incertae sedis
Scientific name Mucor racemosus
Higher classification Mucor
|Similar Mucor, Mucor circinelloides, Mucor mucedo, Cladosporium herbarum, Black bread mold|
Mucor racemosus is a fungal plant pathogen.
It has been known to cause allergic reactions among some people (e.g. mucormycosis). The fungus has been isolated in the soft cheese Camembert. M. racemosus was discovered and isolated in 1886.
It has been considered to be a possible cause of cancer in alternative medicine. Günther Enderlein considered the fungi to be part of microbial cycle in all people instead of just sick people. Wilhelm von Brehmer expanded the theory further in his work, and formulated a related theory of cancer. Their theories were defamed and suppressed by the Nazis during the 1930s and 1940s.