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Oomycetes MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Oomycetes
Tree Number(s)
B01.750.580
Unique ID
D009868
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009868
Annotation
general or unspecified; prefer specifics; infection: coordinate IM with INFECTION (IM)
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Oomycota
Registry Number
txid4762
Public MeSH Note
91; see MASTIGOMYCOTINA 1986-90, see PHYCOMYCETES 1972-85
History Note
91(75); use FUNGI 1972-74
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/08/13
Oomycetes Preferred
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