The aim of this primer is to introduce the reader to the life cycle, biology, and ecology of chytrids and other zoosporic fungi. We highlight how chytrids are well positioned to elucidate both the cell biology of the animal–fungal ancestor and the evolution of derived fungal features.
- Medina EM, Buchler NE. Primer: Chytrid fungi. Current Biology 30: R516 (2020).