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This part of the website is under construction. Currently we have some basic information on working with pure cultures and the media that are commonly used to culture chytrids in the two links below. Below is a link to Joyce Longcore’s Chytrid Bibliography since Sparrow 1960 that catalogs new species of zoosporic true fungi validly published since 1960.


Barr DJS. 1986. Allochytridium expandens rediscovered: morphology, physiology and zoospore ultrastructure. Mycologia. 78:439–448.

Boyle DG, Hyatt AD, Daszak P, Berger L, Longcore JE, Porter D, Hengstberger SG, Olsen V. 2003. Cryo-archiving of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and other chytridiomycetes. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 56:59–64. Emerson R. 1958. Mycological organization. Mycologia 50:589 –621.

Longcore JE. 1992. Morphology, occurrence and zoospore ultrastructure of Podochytrium dentatum sp. nov. (Chytridiales). Mycologia 84:183–192.

Longcore JE, Simmons DR. 2012. The Polychytriales ord. nov. contains chitinophilic members of the rhizophlyctoid alliance. Mycologia 104:276–294.

Murray CL, Lovett JS. 1966. Nutritional requirements of the chytrid Karlingia asterocysta, an obligate chitinophile. American Journal of Botany 53: 469–476.

Simmons DR, James TY, Meyer AF, Longcore JE. 2009. Lobulomycetales, a new order in the Chytridiomycota. Mycological Research 113:450–460.