Exobasidiomycetes

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Exobasidiomycetes
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Exobasidium vaccinii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Subdivision: Ustilaginomycotina
Class: Exobasidiomycetes
Begerow, Stoll & R.Bauer (2007)[1]
Orders

The Exobasidiomycetes are a class of fungi sometimes associated with the abnormal outgrowths of plant tissues known as galls. The class includes Exobasidium camelliae Shirai, the camellia leaf gall and Exobasidium vaccinii Erikss, the leaf and flower gall. There are eight orders in the Exobasidiomycetes, including the Ceraceosorales, Doassansiales, Entylomatales, Exobasidiales, Georgefischeriales, Malasseziales, Microstromatales and the Tilletiales.[2] Four of the eight orders include smut fungi. The families Ceraceosoraceae and Malasseziaceae were formally validated in 2009 for the orders Ceraceosorales and Malasseziales, respectively.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Begerow D, Stoll M, Bauer R. (2007). "A phylogenetic hypothesis of Ustilaginomycotina based upon multiple gene analyses and morphological data". Mycologia 98 (6): 906–16. doi:10.3852/mycologia.98.6.906. PMID 17486967. 
  2. ^ Hibbett DS, Binder M, Bischoff JF, et al. (2007). "A higher level phylogenetic classification of the Fungi". Mycological Research 111 (5): 509–47. doi:10.1016/j.mycres.2007.03.004. PMID 17572334. 
  3. ^ Denchev CM, Moore RT. (2009). "Validation of Malasseziaceae and Ceraceosoraceae (Exobasidiomycetes)". Mycotaxon 11: 379–83. 

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