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Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Chromalveolata
Division: Heterokonta
(unranked): Pseudofungi
Cavalier- Smith, 1986[1]

M.W. Dick, 1976.

Pseudofungi is a heterokont grouping,[2][3] also known as the Heterokontimycotina.[4] It consists of the Oomycota and Hyphochytridiomycetes.[4] Although numerous biochemical, ultrastructural, and genetic traits clearly place them in the heterokonts, their growth form (featuring Hyphae) and mode of nutrition (osmotrophy) resembles the fungi (which are not closely related).[4]


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  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ 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.