Tuesday, March 02, 2004


Name often given fungi constituting a series of the class Ascomycetes (sac fungi) within the division Mycota. Its more than 2,500 species produce saclike structures (asci) containing ascospores in either a closed fruiting body (ascocarp) or spore balls. Economically important genera include Ceratocystis, which includes the agents of Dutch elm disease and oak wilt, and


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