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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Chromalveolata
Phylum: Heterokontophyta
Phylum: Pseudofungi

Pseudofungi is a Heterokont grouping,[1][2] also known as the Heterokontimycotina.[3] It consists of the Oomycota and Hyphochytridiomycetes.[3] Although numerous biochemical, ultrastructural, and genetic traits clearly place them in the heterokonts, their growth form (featuring Hyphae) and mode of nutrition resembles the fungi (which are not closely related).[3]


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  2. ^ Cavalier-Smith T, Chao EE (April 2006). "Phylogeny and megasystematics of phagotrophic heterokonts (kingdom Chromista)". J. Mol. Evol. 62 (4): 388–420. doi:10.1007/s00239-004-0353-8. PMID 16557340. 
  3. ^ a b c Van der Auwera G, De Baere R, Van de Peer Y, De Rijk P, Van den Broeck I, De Wachter R (July 1995). "The phylogeny of the Hyphochytriomycota as deduced from ribosomal RNA sequences of Hyphochytrium catenoides". Mol. Biol. Evol. 12 (4): 671–8. PMID 7659021.