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Introduction: Oomycetes

Description of Oomycetes

Oomycetes: A group of ALGAE, formerly considered FUNGI, whose exact taxonomic level is unsettled. Many consider Oomycetes (Oomycota) a phylum in the kingdom Stramenopila, or alternatively, as Pseudofungi in the phylum Heterokonta of the kingdom Chromista. They are morphologically similar to fungi but have no close phylogenetic relationship to them. Oomycetes are found in both fresh and salt water as well as in terrestrial environments. (Alexopoulos et al., Introductory Mycology, 4th ed, pp683-4). They produce flagellated, actively motile spores (zoospores) that are pathogenic to many crop plants and FISHES.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Terms Similar to Oomycetes:

  • Oomycota

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The following terms can be used for Oomycetes

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Oomycetes

The following list attempts to classify Oomycetes into categories where each line is subset of the next.

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