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Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked) Chromista
Phylum: Heterokontophyta
Class: Oomycetes
Order: Leptomitales
Family: Leptomitaceae
Genus: Apodachlya

A. brachynema
A. minima
A. punctata
A. pyrifera

Apodachlya is a genus of water mold within the order Leptomitales.


Apodachlya are characterized by the structure of their hyphae, which are constricted into septae-like structures which enclose cellulin plugs which prevent loss of cytoplasm in the case of cell rupture.

These zoospores encyst at the tip in a manner similar to the genus Achyla.


  • C.J. Alexopolous, Charles W. Mims, M. Blackwell et al., Introductory Mycology, 4th ed. (John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken NJ, 2004) ISBN 0-471-52229-5
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