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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Subdivision: Pezizomycotina
Class: Pezizomycetes


Pezizomycetes are a class of fungi within the phylum Ascomycota.

Additional recommended knowledge

Pezizomycetes are perithecial fungi, meaning that their spore producing/releasing bodies (ascoma) are flask-like, cupping around the spores for protection during maturation, and to act as a "launching pad" when the time is right to release spores.


  • C.J. Alexopolous, Charles W. Mims, M. Blackwell, Introductory Mycology, 4th ed. (John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken NJ, 2004) ISBN 0-471-52229-5
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