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One of the four major classes of fungi, characterized by a spore-bearing organ (basidium), usually a single clavate cell, which bears basidiospores after karyogamy and meiosis. The class comprises the smuts, rusts, mushrooms, and puffballs. Excluding mycotoxins, there is only one human pathogen, the basidiomycetous stage of Cryptococcus neoformans.
[Mod. L. basidium, dim. of G. basis, base, + mykēs (mykēt), fungus]


A class of true fungi—which includes mushrooms, puffballs, earth stars, stinkhorns, bracket fungi, rust, smuts, jelly fungi, bird’s-nest fungi—which produce spores at the tips of swollen hyphae that are likened to clubs.


In one system of taxonomy, a class of the true fungi that contains mushrooms, bracket fungi, the plant parasites rusts and smuts, and the human parasite Cryptococcus. This class is equivalent to the phylum Basidiomycotina in another system of taxonomy. Mushroom toxins may be lethal to humans if ingested, and spores of these fungi may cause allergic asthma.


a class of fungi.
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olivacea, a strand-forming, wood-rotting basidiomycete, while the PTQ-treated samples challenged by the same fungus remained in excellent condition.
Patchiness and spatial distribution of laccase genes of ectomycorrhizal, saprotrophic and unknown basidiomycetes in the upper horizons of a mixed forest cambisol.
Indoor Outdoor Minimally Mold taxa Flooded Nonflooded Flooded flooded Alternaria species X X Ascomycetes X X X X Aspergillus/Penicillium species X X X X Aureobasidium species X X X Basidiomycetes X X Chaetomium species X Cladosporium species X X X X Curvularia species X X Ganoderma species X Smuts X X X Stachybotrys species X Ustilago species X X Wallemia species X Yeast X Although the remaining 31 taxa each constituted < 1% of the total spore count at any individual site, the concentrations of many were substantial given the overall high levels of spores found.
No one's pulled large numbers of basidiomycete endophytes from trees like that before.
Schierenbeck said, AHCC is extracted from the hybridization of several species of mushroom mycelia, including basidiomycetes mushrooms.
Surveys of Basidiomycetes are more scarce and mainly have been focused on the interactions between the fungus and other organisms (Bunyard and Foote 1990).
Alignment of DNA sequences is difficult because the species are evolving at a considerably faster rate than other basidiomycetes.
Greenhouse and field trials on SAF-711 demonstrated that it can effectively control fungus on crops including: Oomycetes, Ascomycetes, Basidiomycetes and fungi imperfecti classes including but not limited to; Phytophthora infestans, Pseudoperonospora cubensis, Plasmopara viticola, Sphaerotheca fuligines, Cladosporium cucumeriunm, Erysiphe graminis, Uromyces appendiculatus and Botrytis cinerea.
Gymnopilus palmicola, a lignicolous Basidiomycetes growing on Adventitious roots of palm (Sabal palmetto) in Texas.
Higher Fungi: Ascomycetes, Deuteromycetes, and Basidiomycetes.
It is used across the world for the control of various fungi, especially Oomycetes, Ascomycetes, Basidiomycetes and Fungi imperfecti.
Some of these basidiomycetes with antihypertensive properties include Lyophyllum decastes, Grifola frondosa, Pleurotus cornucopiae, Pleurotus nebrodensis [5, 9, 13, 24].