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Descriptor English:   Oomycetes 
Descriptor Spanish:   Oomicetos 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Oomicetos 
Synonyms English:   Oomycete
Oomycota
Oomycotas  
Tree Number:   B01.750.580
Definition English:   Eukaryotes in the group STRAMENOPILES, formerly considered FUNGI, whose exact taxonomic level is unsettled. Many consider Oomycetes (Oomycota) a phylum in the kingdom Stramenopila, or alternatively, as Pseudofungi in the phylum Heterokonta of the kingdom Chromista. They are morphologically similar to fungi but have no close phylogenetic relationship to them. Oomycetes are found in both fresh and salt water as well as in terrestrial environments. (Alexopoulos et al., Introductory Mycology, 4th ed, pp683-4). They produce flagellated, actively motile spores (zoospores) that are pathogenic to many crop plants and FISHES. 
Indexing Annotation English:   general or unspecified; prefer specifics; infection: coordinate IM with INFECTION (IM)
History Note English:   91(75); use FUNGI 1972-74 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
CH chemistry CL classification
CY cytology DE drug effects
EN enzymology GE genetics
GD growth & development IM immunology
IP isolation & purification ME metabolism
MI microbiology PS parasitology
PY pathogenicity PH physiology
RE radiation effects UL ultrastructure
VI virology  
Record Number:   10051 
Unique Identifier:   D009868 

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