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Scientific classification
(unranked): SAR
Superphylum: Heterokonta
Class: Labyrinthulomycetes
Order: Labyrinthulales
Family: Labyrinthulaceae
Genus: Labyrinthula

Labyrinthula is a genus of heterokonts, comprising ten species.[1]

Labyrinthula zosterae is a species associated with eelgrass (Zostera marina), a pathogenic strain of which is believed to be the causative agent of a wasting disease which causes dieback and is threatening seagrass meadows.[2]


  1. ^ D. M. Bigelow, M. W. Olsen & R. L. Gilbertson (2005). "Labyrinthula terrestris sp. nov., a new pathogen of turf grass" (PDF). Mycologia. 97 (1): 185–190. doi:10.3852/mycologia.97.1.185. PMID 16389970. 
  2. ^ Disease Analysis in San Juan Archipelago Friday Harbor Laboratories Seagrass Lab. Retrieved 2012-02-06.