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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Saccharomycetes
Order: Saccharomycetales
Family: Ascoideaceae
J.Schröt. (1894)
Type genus
Bref. (1891)
Type species
Ascoidea rubescens
Bref. (1891)

The Ascoideaceae are a family of yeasts in the order Saccharomycetales. A monotypic taxon, it contains the single genus Ascoidea.[1] Species in the family have a widespread distribution, and typically grow in beetle galleries in dead wood.[2]


  1. ^ Lumbsch TH, Huhndorf SM (December 2007). "Outline of Ascomycota – 2007". Myconet. The Field Museum,Department of Botany, Chicago, USA. 13: 1–58. Archived from the original on 2009-03-18. 
  2. ^ Cannon PF, Kirk PM (2007). Fungal Families of the World. Wallingford, UK: CAB International. pp. 22–23. ISBN 978-0-85199-827-5.