Exploring what is Pythium...

Exploring what is Pythium...

Pythium is an oomycete, and even though oomycetes were previously considered fungi, it has been recently shown that oomycetes are actually closer related to golden algae, brown algae, yellow-green algae and diatoms (Source). However, it is still common to find Pythium species considered as fungi or “fungus-like organisms”, as they share some basic functional characteristics. Other oomycetal…