Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi



The Oomycota have long been considered Fungi because of their colourless mycelium. However, the mycelium of Oommycota is almost invariably aseptate (a septum occurs only at the basis of a conidium) and the wall is not composed of chitin but of cellulose. In the vegetative stage Omycota nuclei are diploid, while the nuclei of fungi at that time are haploid.


Alexopoulos, Mims & Blackwell (1996a), Gäumann (1964a), Thines & Kamoun (2010a), Voglmayr (2008a), Webster (1980a).


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