Tuberaceae

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Tuberaceae
Truffle 4.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Pezizomycetes
Order: Pezizales
Family: Tuberaceae
Dumort. (1822)
Type genus
Tuber
P.Micheli ex F.H.Wigg. (1780)
Genera

Choiromyces
Dingleya
Labyrinthomyces
Paradoxa
Reddellomyces
Tuber

The Tuberaceae /tjbəˈrs/ are a family of mycorrhizal fungi. It includes the genus Tuber, which includes the so-called "true" truffles. It was characterized by the Belgian botanist Barthélemy Charles Joseph du Mortier in 1822. A molecular study of ribosomal DNA by mycologist Kerry O'Donnell in 1997 found that a small clade now redefined as Helvellaceae is most closely related to the Tuberaceae.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Donnell K, Cigelnik E, Weber NS, Trappe JM. (1997). "Phylogenetic relationships among ascomycetous truffles and the true and false morels inferred from 18S and 28S ribosomal DNA sequence analysis". Mycologia 89 (1): 48–65. doi:10.2307/3761172. JSTOR 3761172.