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Basidiomycota   Listen
noun
Basidiomycota  n. pl.  (Bot.) (Bot.) A large subdivision of the kingdom Fungi coextensive with the phylum Basidiomycetes, characterized by having the spores borne on a basidium. It embraces those fungi best known to the public, such as mushrooms, toadstools, etc. Among the classes of the Basidiomycota are: Gasteromycetes (puffballs); Tiliomycetes (comprising the orders Ustilaginales (smuts) and Uredinales (rusts)); and Hymenomycetes (mushrooms; toadstools; agarics; bracket fungi). Note: In the 1913 Webster, the Basidiomycetes were defined as "coördinate with the Ascomycetes", and other fungal phyla (the Zygomycota and Deuteromycota) were not mentioned.
Synonyms: Basidiomycota, subdivision Basidiomycota, subdivision Basidiomycotina.






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Words linked to "Basidiomycota" :   Gastromycetes, division, subdivision Basidiomycota, Gasteromycetes, class Gasteromycetes, family Septobasidiaceae, Eumycota, Aphyllophorales, order Agaricales, Basidiomycotina, Septobasidiaceae, Agaricales, Basidiomycetes, Tiliomycetes, class Hymenomycetes, class Gastromycetes, order Aphyllophorales, order Ustilaginales, Hymenomycetes, Ustilaginales, class Tiliomycetes, class Basidiomycetes



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