Basidiomycetes are part of the basidomycota phyla, that together with Ascomycota, make up the subkingdom Dikarya. Basidiomycetes are hyphae-composed fungi that sexually reproduce via the formation of specialized club-shaped end cells (basidia) that normally bear external meiospores (usually four).
Some examples of basidiomycetes are: mushrooms (like those in the picture), puffballs, stinkhorns, bracket fungi, other polypores, jelly fungi, boletes, chanterelles, earth stars, smuts, bunts, rusts, mirror yeasts, and Cryptococcus.


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by | August 13, 2012 · 5:45 pm

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