Mesomycetozoa | definition of mesomycetozoa by Medical dictionary
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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Phylogenetic analysis of Rhinosporidium seeberi's 18S small-subunit ribosomal DNA groups this pathogen among members of the protoctistan Mesomycetozoa
Rhinosporidiosis is caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi, an organism that was previously classified as a fungus but has been regrouped into the class Mesomycetozoa
Phylogentic analysis of Rhinosporidum seeberi 18S small-subunit ribosomal DNA groups -this pathogen among members of protoctistan Mesomycetozoa
 classified this organism as Mesomycetozoa
which includes other fish and amphibian pathogens.
seeberi has led to its recent reclassification as a member of protozoan Mesomycetozoa