Definition of Chytridiales
1. Noun. Simple aquatic fungi mostly saprophytic but some parasitic on higher plants or animals or fresh water fungi; sometimes placed in class Oomycetes.
Generic synonyms: Fungus Order
Group relationships: Chytridiomycetes, Class Chytridiomycetes
Member holonyms: Chytridiaceae, Family Chytridiaceae, Family Synchytriaceae, Synchytriaceae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chytridiales
Literary usage of Chytridiales
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Fungous Diseases of Plants, with Chapters on Physiology, Culture Methods and by Benjamin Minge Duggar (1909)
"I. chytridiales FARLOW, WG The ... In this family are included the majority of the chytridiales parasitic upon higher plants. They occur for the most part ..."
2. Moulds, Mildews, and Mushrooms: A Guide to the Systematic Study of the Fungi by Lucien Marcus Underwood (1899)
"chytridiales. Mycelium well developed. Asexual reproduction by zoospores; ... The chytridiales are parasitic plants of low organization often confined to a ..."
3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"On the contrary, he builds up " a natural series from chytridiales to the Oomycetes and Zygomycetes, showing progressive evolution of the vegetable body and ..."
4. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1910)
"chytridiales. —These are regarded as the simplest of the Phycomycetes, ... CAMPBELL. another genus of chytridiales there are antheridia and oogonia, ..."
5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1903)
"The authors hope that a fuller knowledge of the cytological peculiarities of the chytridiales will lead to a more satisfactory knowledge of their nature and ..."