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The Pseudofungi are a group of algae that have lost their chloroplasts, losing their ability to photosynthesize, and have become heterotrophs, many of which are important fish and plant pathogens. They, the Oomycetes especially, were mistakenly classified as being true Fungi, though they were segregated from other fungus groups because their cell walls were made of cellulose and lacked chitin entirely.

   |  i. s.: Haliphthorus [Haliphthoraceae]
   |         Ectrogellaceae
   |         Sirolpidiaceae
   |--Developayella Tong 1985 [Bigyromonada, Bigyromonadea, Developayellaceae, Developayellales]
   |    `--D. elegans
      |    |--Pirsonia [Pirsoniaceae, Pirsoniales]
      |    |    `--P. diademata
      |    `--Hyphochytriales [Hyphochytridiomycetes, Hyphochytridiomycota]
      |         |--Hyphochytrium [Hyphochytriaceae]
      |         |    `--H. catenoides
      |         |--Rhizidiomycetaceae
      |         |    |--Rhizidiomyces apophysatus
      |         |    |--Latrostium
      |         |    `--Elina
      |         `--Anisolpidium [Anisolpidiaceae]

* Type species of generic name indicated


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