Definitions for chytridiomycetes
Chytridiomycetes, class Chytridiomycetes(noun)
a class of mostly aquatic fungi; saprophytic or parasitic on algae or fungi or plants
Chytridiomycetes is a class of fungi. Members are found in soil, fresh water, and saline estuaries. They are primitive fungi, and are first known from the Rhynie chert. It has recently been redefined to exclude the taxa Neocallimastigomycota and Monoblepharidomycetes, which are now a phylum and a sister-class respectively. It includes the genera Olpidiopsis and Hypochytrium in addition to the type genus. Chytridiomycetes is the major class of the phylum Chytridiomycota, which is responsible for the parasitic infections of organisms such as Daphnia and a number of amphibian species, among others.
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