Chytridiomycota

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Chytridiomycota:

see water moldwater mold,
common name for a group of multinucleated organisms that superficially resemble fungi but are now recognized as having an independent evolutionary lineage and are placed in the kingdom Protista.
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One of the major reasons for these declines is chytridiomycosis, caused by the chytridiomycete fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (1,2).
These features were considered diagnostic of a chytridiomycete fungus (9).
A cutaneous infection by a chytridiomycete fungus observed in two frogs could have been a cofactor in the die-off.
In particular, 2 emerging pathogenic fungi--the chytridiomycete Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, which causes chytridiomycosis in amphibians (4,5), and the ascomycete Geomyces destructans, which causes white-nose syndrome (WNS) in hibernating bats (6)--are implicated in the widespread decline of their vertebrate hosts.
Since their recognition in 1975, the anaerobic gut fungus Neocallimastix frontalis from sheep has been classified as Chytridiomycetes, based on thallus morphology (Orpin, 1975) and the presence of chitin in the cell walls (Orpin 1976; Orpin, 1977).