Eurotiomycetes

The Eurotiomycetes are a class of ascomycetes within the subphylum Pezizomycotina.

Eurotiomycetes
Verrucaria nigrescens.jpg
Verrucaria nigrescens
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
(unranked): Leotiomyceta
Class: Eurotiomycetes
O.E. Erikss. & Winka 1997
Subclass/Orders
Chaetothyriomycetidae
Chaetothyriales
Pyrenulales
Verrucariales
Eurotiomycetidae
Coryneliales
Eurotiales
Onygenales
Mycocaliciomycetidae
Mycocaliciales

Some members of the Eurotiomycetes were previously grouped in the class Plectomycetes.

NomenclatureEdit

The scientific classification for this particular class is particularly tricky, with one particular species having both the anamorph, and teleomorph names used in reference to them.

MorphologyEdit

Many members (Eurotiales, Onygenales) produce an enclosed structure cleistothecium within which they produce their spores.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ N. Gunde-Cimerman; A. Oren; A. Plemenitaš, eds. (2006). Adaptation to Life at High Salt Concentrations in Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya. Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology. 9. Springer. pp. 383, 413. ISBN 978-1-402-03633-0.

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