Chytridiomycetes


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Related to Chytridiomycetes: class Chytridiomycetes, Ascomycetes, Zygomycetes
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Noun1.Chytridiomycetes - a class of mostly aquatic fungi; saprophytic or parasitic on algae or fungi or plants
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
Mastigomycota, Mastigomycotina, subdivision Mastigomycota, subdivision Mastigomycotina - fungi in which the spores and gametes are motile; in some systems placed in the Phycomycetes group with the Zygomycota
Chytridiales, order Chytridiales - simple aquatic fungi mostly saprophytic but some parasitic on higher plants or animals or fresh water fungi; sometimes placed in class Oomycetes
Blastocladiales, order Blastocladiales - fungi that carry out asexual reproduction by thick-walled resting spores that produce zoospores upon germination; sometimes placed in class Oomycetes
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Molecular evolution of the fungi: relationship of the Basidiomycetes, Ascomycetes, and Chytridiomycetes.
Fungal classes that were dominant included Eurotiomycetes, Chytridiomycetes and Sordariomycetes.
Anaerobic saprophyte fungi, in the main zoosporic fungi, belong to the division Eumycotina, subdivision Mastigomycina and class Chytridiomycetes (Orpin & Joblin, 1997).
The last reviews on fungal diversity in a variety of peatlands in Europe, North and South America (Thormann, 2006; Thormann & Rice, 2007) report 601 species of fungi identified globally, being Ascomycetes the largest group with 276 species (46%), followed by Basidiomycetes (243 species, 40%), Zygomycetes (55 species, 9%), and Chytridiomycetes (26 species, 4%).