Definition of Genus Saprolegnia
1. Noun. Aquatic fungi growing chiefly on plant debris and animal remains.
Generic synonyms: Fungus Genus
Group relationships: Order Saprolegniales, Saprolegniales
Member holonyms: Saprolegnia Ferax, White Fungus, Water Mold
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Saprolegnia
Literary usage of Genus Saprolegnia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Studien zur Entwicklungsgeschichte des japanischen Riesensalamanders by Charles Stuart Gager, Daniel Lange (1916)
"Genus. Saprolegnia. Species. sp. (ie, not given). B. Habitat: i. The spores of this fungus are widely distributed, and develop readily under suitable ..."
2. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1910)
"The representative genus Saprolegnia contains saprophytic species found on dead bodies of crustaceans, water insects, etc., and also parasitic species ..."
3. The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley, Michael Foster (1902)
"It has been seen that the fungus which grows on diseased salmon is unquestionably a species of the genus Saprolegnia ; and it is commonly identified with 5. ..."
4. Strasburger's Text-book of Botany by Eduard Strasburger, Hans Fitting (1921)
"... the genus Saprolegnia have a non-septate, branched mycelium without chlorophyll. They occur commonly in nature on dead insects which have fallen into ..."
5. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"... develops swarm-spores which attack the various species of the fungal genus Saprolegnia. They settle on the tubular branches of the Saprolegnia at a ..."
6. Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission by United States Fish Commission (1882)
"It has been seen that the fungus which grows on diseased salmon is unquestionably a species of the genus Saprolegnia; and it is commonly identified with ..."