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Leotiomycetes

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The Leotiomycetes are a class of ascomycete fungi. Many of them cause serious plant diseases.

Systematics

The class Leotiomycetes contains numerous species with an anamorph placed within the fungi imperfecti (deuteromycota), that have only recently found their place in the phylogenetic system. The older classifications placed Leotiomycetes into the Discomycetes clade (inoperculate Discomycetes). Molecular studies have recently shed some new light to the still obscure systematics. Most scholars consider Leotiomycetes a sister taxon to Sordariomycetes in the phylogenetic tree of Pezizomycotina. Its division into subclasses have received strong support by the molecular data, but the overall monophyly of Leotiomycetes is dubious.

Characteristics

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DikaryaAscomycota
(sac fungi)PezizomycotinaLeotiomycetaDothideomyceta SordariomycetaOther Saccharomycotina Taphrinomycotina Basidiomycota
(with basidia)Pucciniomycotina Ustilaginomycotina AgaricomycotinaHymenomyceteOther Entorrhizomycota Zygomycota
(paraphyletic)Glomeromycota Mucoromycota Calcarisporiellomycota Mortierellomycota Kickxellomycota Entomophthoromycota Olpidiomycota Basidiobolomycota Zoosporic fungi
(paraphyletic)Neocallimastigomycota Chytridiomycota Blastocladiomycota
Fungal phyla are underlined. See also: fungi imperfecti (polyphyletic group).


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Leotiomycetes: Brief Summary

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The Leotiomycetes are a class of ascomycete fungi. Many of them cause serious plant diseases.

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