Diasporangium

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Diasporangium
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Chromalveolata
Phylum: Heterokontophyta
Class: Oomycota
Order: Peronosporales
Family: Pythiaceae
Genus: Diasporangium
Höhnk, 1936
Type species
Diasporangium jonesianum
Höhnk, 1936

Diasporangium is a genus of water moulds. It contains the single species Diasporangium jonesianum, described in 1936 by German mycologist Willy Höhnk. Known from the United States and Germany, where it grows in soil, D. jonesianum can cause root rot in various plants. It has a spherical oogonium up to 25 µm in diameter, with a oospore that almost fills the oogonium.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sparrow FJ. (1960). Aquatic Phycomycetes (2nd ed.). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. p. 1049.