mesomycetozoa

mesomycetozoa

(mĕs″ō-mī-sēt″ō-zō′ă) [″ + ″ + ″]
A clade of aquatic fish parasites, some of which, like Rhinosporidium seeberi, can cause infections in humans after exposure to contaminated water.
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Rhinosporidiosis is caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi, an organism that was previously classified as a fungus but has been regrouped into the class Mesomycetozoa (family Rhinosporideacae).
Phylogenetic analysis of Rhinosporidium seeberi's 18S small-subunit ribosomal DNA groups this pathogen among members of the protoctistan Mesomycetozoa clade.