Definition of Genus pythium
1. Noun. Destructive root-parasitic fungi.
Group relationships: Family Pythiaceae, Pythiaceae
Member holonyms: Pythium
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Pythium
Literary usage of Genus pythium
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1. Bibliographical Index of North American Fungi by William Gilson Farlow (1905)
"The intricacies of the synonymy of the genus Pythium as used by writers previous to Pringsheim are so great that it would be a fruitless labor to attempt to ..."
2. The Micrographic Dictionary: A Guide to the Examination and Investigation of by John William Griffith, Arthur Henfrey (1875)
"... the bodies constituting the genus Pythium of the German authors, and apparently connected with the zoospore- lilie bodies just described (see PYTHIUM). ..."
3. Timber and Some of Its Diseases by Harry Marshall Ward (1889)
"... due to the triumphant development of fungi belonging to the same genus as the one we have been considering, or else to the closely allied genus Pythium. ..."
4. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1904)
"... because the mycelium and its manner of growth suggests a relationship to the genus Pythium, and the writer would place, therefore, tentatively, ..."
5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1907)
"A fourth paper, on "Gossypium obtusifolium," and a fifth, "An Account of the genus pythium and some ..."
6. Transactions of the Canadian Institute by Canadian Institute (1849-1914). (1898)
"... of which communicated with the outside by means of the root-hairs with which the plants was provided. He referred the symbiont to the genus Pythium. ..."
7. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1890)
"In the allied genus Pythium, the phenomena are so similar that we may assume that the fungus behaves like Peronospora : the species are often saprophytes, ..."