Leotiomycetes

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Leotiomycetes
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Uncinula tulasnei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Subdivision: Pezizomycotina
Class: Leotiomycetes
Eriksson & Winka, 1997
Orders

Cyttariales
Erysiphales
Helotiales
Leotiales
Rhytismatales
Thelebolales
Families incertae sedis

Thelocarpaceae
Vezdaeaceae

Genera incertae sedis

Amylocarpus
Catinella
Chaetomella
Cyclaneusma
Discohainesia
Eleutheromyces
Geniculospora
Hainesia
Hyphozyma
Leohumicola
Meliniomyces
Naemacyclus

The Leotiomycetes are a class of ascomycete fungi. Many of them cause serious plant diseases.

Systematics

The class Leotiomycetes contains numerous species with an anamorph placed within the fungi imperfecti (deuteromycota), that have only recently found their place in the phylogenetic system. The older classifications placed Leotiomycetes into the Discomycetes clade (inoperculate Discomycetes). Molecular studies have recently shed some new light to the still obscure systematics. Most scholars consider Leotiomycetes a sister taxon to Sordariomycetes in the phylogenetic tree of Pezizomycotina. Its division into subclasses have received strong support by the molecular data, but the overall monophyly of Leotiomycetes is dubious.

Characteristics

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