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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Looking at mycology with a Janus face: a glimpse at Chytridiomycetes active in the environment.
In particular, 2 emerging pathogenic fungi--the chytridiomycete Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, which causes chytridiomycosis in amphibians (4,5), and the ascomycete Geomyces destructans, which causes white-nose syndrome (WNS) in hibernating bats (6)--are implicated in the widespread decline of their vertebrate hosts.
Since their recognition in 1975, the anaerobic gut fungus Neocallimastix frontalis from sheep has been classified as Chytridiomycetes, based on thallus morphology (Orpin, 1975) and the presence of chitin in the cell walls (Orpin 1976; Orpin, 1977).