water mold

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water mold

n.

wa′ter mold`



n.
any of various aquatic fungi of the phylum Oomycota, free-living or parasitic in fish and other aquatic organisms.
[1895–1900]
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Noun1.water mold - parasitic or saprobic organisms living chiefly in fresh water or moist soil
genus Saprolegnia, Saprolegnia - aquatic fungi growing chiefly on plant debris and animal remains
mould, mold - a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter
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Recently, a few species from class Oomycota have also been reported.
Fugi-like or algae-like waterborne Oomycota lineage comprises at least 160 recognized species of the dominant genus Pythium, colonizing marine and freshwater biotopes [7].
Ascomycota, Basidiomycota, Deuteromycota and Oomycota.
Otro grupo de organismos que causa graves danos al aji es el Oomycota [39], el cual es excluido del grupo de los hongos verdaderos e incluido en el reino Chromista de acuerdo a una nueva clasificacion debido a que la mayor parte de su ciclo de vida es diploide mientras que los otros hongos son haploides [25].
During the 20th century, Pythium insidiosum was the only fungus-like species from the phylum Oomycota known to cause life-threatening infections in mammals and birds (1,2).