The Infrakingdom Heterokonta is a member of the Branch Protostomia. Here is the complete "parentage" of Heterokonta:
The Infrakingdom Heterokonta is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Superphylum (1): Panarthropoda
- Phylum (6): Hyphochytriomycota · Labyrinthulomycota · Ochrophyta · Oomycota · Opalozoa · Sarcodina
Ochrophyta is a group of mostly photosynthetic heterokonts. It is divided into two subphyla, Phaeista (comprising Hypogyristea and Chrysista) and Khakista (comprising Bolidomonas and diatoms). [more]
O?mycota or o?mycetes form a distinct phylogenetic lineage of fungus-like eukaryotic microorganisms. They are filamentous, microscopic, absorptive organisms that reproduce both sexually and asexually. Oomycetes occupy both saprophytic and pathogenic lifestyles ? and include some of the most notorious pathogens of plants, causing devastating diseases such as late blight of potato and sudden oak death. They are also often referred to as water molds (or water moulds), although the water-preferring nature which led to that name is not true of most species, which are terrestrial pathogens. [more]
Amoeboids are single-celled life-forms characterized by an irregular shape. [more]
At least 1,458 species and subspecies belong to the Phylum Sarcodina.
More info about the Phylum Sarcodina may be found here.
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