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Title: Pythiaceae  
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Subject: Pythium, Phytophthora palmivora, Phytophthora infestans, Phytophthora citricola, Phytophthora ramorum
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Water mould - Phytophthora forms: A: Sporangia. B: Zoospore. C: Chlamydospore. D: Oospore
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Chromalveolata
Phylum: Heterokontophyta
Class: Oomycota
Order: Peronosporales
Family: Pythiaceae
J. Schröt., 1893
Type genus
Pringsh., 1858

Pythiaceae is a Phytophthora; as well as serious plant and animal pathogens in the genus Pythium. The family was circumscribed by German mycologist Joseph Schröter in 1893.



The sporangia may germinate via a germ tube or by release of motile [[

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