Definition of Phycomycetes

1. Noun. A large and probably unnatural group of fungi and funguslike organisms comprising the Mastigomycota (including the Oomycetes) and Zygomycota subdivisions of the division Eumycota; a category not used in all systems.

Exact synonyms: Phycomycetes Group
Generic synonyms: Taxon, Taxonomic Category, Taxonomic Group
Group relationships: Fungi, Fungus Kingdom, Kingdom Fungi

Definition of Phycomycetes

1. n. pl. A large, important class of parasitic or saprophytic fungi, the algal or algalike fungi. The plant body ranges from an undifferentiated mass of protoplasm to a well-developed and much-branched mycelium. Reproduction is mainly sexual, by the formation of conidia or sporangia; but the group shows every form of transition from this method through simple conjugation to perfect sexual reproduction by egg and sperm in the higher forms.

Definition of Phycomycetes

1. phycomycete [n] - See also: phycomycete

Medical Definition of Phycomycetes

1. A group of fungi possessing hyphae that are usually nonseptate (without cross walls). (31 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phycomycetes

Phrygian cadence
Phrygian deity
Phrygian mode
Phrygians
Phryne
Phrynosoma
Phrynosoma cornutum
Phthiriidae
Phthirius
Phthirus
Phthorimaea
Phthorimaea operculella
Phuket
Phunababa
Phycomycetes group
Phyllidae
Phyllis
Phyllitis
Phyllitis scolopendrium
Phyllium
Phyllocladaceae
Phyllocladus
Phyllocladus alpinus
Phyllocladus asplenifolius
Phyllocladus trichomanoides
Phyllodoce
Phyllodoce breweri
Phyllodoce caerulea

Literary usage of Phycomycetes

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1. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1910)
"Usually three great groups of fungi are recognized: (i) phycomycetes (algal ... The phycomycetes differ so much from the other two groups that the latter ..."

2. A University Text-book of Botany by Douglas Houghton Campbell (1902)
"The phycomycetes are either saprophytes or parasites, attacking both animals and plants. The phycomycetes are divided into two groups, the Oomycetes; ..."

3. A University Text-book of Botany by Douglas Houghton Campbell (1907)
"The phycomycetes are either saprophytes or parasites, attacking both animals and plants. The phycomycetes are divided into two groups, ..."

4. Fungous Diseases of Plants, with Chapters on Physiology, Culture Methods and by Benjamin Minge Duggar (1909)
"CHAPTER X phycomycetes The phycomycetes are commonly called the algal-like fungi. They are very diverse both with reference to the characteristics of the ..."

5. Moulds, Mildews, and Mushrooms: A Guide to the Systematic Study of the Fungi by Lucien Marcus Underwood (1899)
"The phycomycetes or algal fungi are characterized as follows: 1. ... The class phycomycetes contains five well-marked orders arranged in three sub-classes ..."

6. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society by Royal Microscopical Society, London (1882)
"Development of the Sporangia of the phycomycetes. ... mode of development of the sporangia and of their zoo- spores in the following genera of phycomycetes ..."

7. Agricultural Botany, Theoretical and Practical by John Percival (1913)
"phycomycetes. Sub-class i. Zygomycetes. In the Zygomycetes, conjugation (a ... A small number of fungi belonging to this sub-class of the phycomycetes are ..."

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