Ustilaginomycetes

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Ustilaginomycetes
Huitlacoche.jpg
Huitlacoche
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Subphylum: Ustilaginomycotina
Class: Ustilaginomycetes
R. Bauer, Oberw. & Vánky[1]
Orders

Urocystales
Urocystidales
Ustilaginales

Ustilaginomycetes is the class of true smut fungi. They are plant parasites with about 1400 recognised species in 70 genera.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bauer R, Oberwinkler F, Vanky K. (1997). "Ultrastructural markers and systematics in smut fungi and allied taxa". Canadian Journal of Botany 75 (8): 1273–1314. doi:10.1139/b97-842. 
  2. ^ "Definition and description from Tree of Life Web.org".