Glossary Term: Chytridiomycota

1. A division of zoosporic organisms in the kingdom Fungi, informally known as chytrids. Chytrids have flagellated gametes. Chytrids are predominantly aquatic. Some are freshwater and others are marine. Some are parasites on plants and dipterans. Others live on decaying plants and insect parts. Some are unicellular, some coenocytic, and still others produce a mycelium much like other fungi. Few have any noticeable impact on humans, with the exception of a few that parasitize algae, cause potato wart (Synchytrium endoboticum), and those used in experimental research (e.g. Allomyces).

Version: 1

Created: 2019-08-02 15:19:00 CDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2019-08-02 15:19:00 CDT (-0400)