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A motile flagellated asexually produced spore, as of certain algae, oomycetes, and fungi.

zo′o·spor′ic adj.
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Biology, fiber-degradation, and enzymology of anaerobic zoosporic fungi.
Zoosporic tolerance to pH stress and its implications for Phytophthora species in aquatic ecosystems.
Evidence that a new antibiotic flavone glycoside chemically defends the sea grass Thalassia testudinum against zoosporic fungi.
They evolved from heterotrophic flagellates and photosynthetic algae, both categories belong to the heterokonts [8]; some of them left the zoosporic aquatic behavior and have been adapted to the terrestrial conditions to become amphibians and widespread inhabitants of soils and humus [4].
Anaerobic saprophyte fungi, in the main zoosporic fungi, belong to the division Eumycotina, subdivision Mastigomycina and class Chytridiomycetes (Orpin & Joblin, 1997).
Phototaxis is a common phenomenon in many organisms including zoosporic fungi (chytrids) but appears undocumented for the fungal-like oomycetes.
Zoosporic fungigrowing on egg of Coregonus larvaretus holstus.
A review of methods for the production and use of monoclonal antibodies to study zoosporic plant pathogens.