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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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Additionally, how efficiently different time-temperature combinations pasteurized two dimensions of green hemlock timber that had been inoculated with two types of basidiomycete rot fungi were evaluated.
Comparison of the deduced amino acid sequence with laccase sequences of basidiomycetes available in the GenBank database showed higher similarity between the region of copper I and II binding sites at N-terminal end.
Clinical significance of filamentous basidiomycetes, illustrated by the novel opportunist Ceriporia lacerata isolated from the human respiratory tract.
El grupo de las royas causadas por Basidiomycetes, pertenecientes al orden Uredinales, estan entre las enfermedades de plantas mas destructivas, que causan hambruna y ruina a la economia de grandes areas, incluyendo paises enteros (Agrios, 2005), por lo que al existir sospechas de la existencia de la enfermedad, se hace imperioso este tipo de investigaciones.
Several basidiomycetes require one or more vitamins for vegetative growth and fruiting body development (CHANG; MILES, 2004).
Among the 44 species of fungus we recorded, there were 43 basidiomycetes, 1 ascomycetes, and l slime mold.
Termitomyces microcarpus is a gilled fungi belonging to a group of organisms known as eukaryotes, subdivision Basidiomycota, class Basidiomycetes, tribe Termitomyeteae, Genus Termitomyces and species microcarpus [5].
Zygomycetes and basidiomycetes are found as well, although the diversity in terms of numbers of species for these phyla is not as great.