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Phycomycetes is an obsolete[1] polyphyletic taxon for certain fungi with nonseptate hyphae.[2] It is used in the Engler system.[3]

The class Phycomycetes has been abolished and in its place exists Zygomycetes, Chytridiomycetes, Plasmodiophoromycetes, Hyphochytridiomycetes, Trichomycetes (including Harpellales, Asellariales, Eccrinales and Amoebidiales) and Oomycetes. Still, "Phycomycetes" can be used to refer to all the above mentioned classes as a whole.

The members of this group are found in aquatic habitats and on decaying wood in moist and damp places or as obligate parasites on plants.

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