Biology:Ustilaginomycetes

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Short description
Class of fungi

Ustilaginomycetes
Huitlacoche.jpg
Huitlacoche
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Subdivision: Ustilaginomycotina
Class: Ustilaginomycetes
R.Bauer, Oberw. & Vánky (1997)[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] They have a simple septum with a septal pore cap, this is different from Agaricomycotina which has a dolipore septum with parenthosome.[3]

References

  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". http://tolweb.org/tree?group=Ustilaginomycetes. 
  3. https://cpb-us-e1.wpmucdn.com/blogs.uoregon.edu/dist/c/8944/files/2014/09/Lecture-7-Ustilaginomycets-1w4kndx.pdf

See also Wikidata entry Q132763.