Unformatted text preview: and rusts and smuts. Members have septate hyphae, but the septa are perforated and surrounded by bracket-like structures. Unlike other fungi, most reproduction is sexual. Meiosis produces basidiospores , which are borne on a club-shaped structure called a basidium (plural; basidia). Basidia are located on or in a complex structure called a basidiocarp . What type of life cycle is exhibited by these organisms? The two classes in this Phylum that we will examine today are defined based on the relationship between basidia and basidiocarp. Note that class names within the fungi end in “ mycetes ”. D-1. Class Hymenomycetes: This class contains the gill fungi (mushrooms) and the pore fungi (bracket fungi). Agaricus bisporus, the commercial mushroom, is an example of a gill fungus. In Class Hymenomycetes, the basidia and basidiospores are borne on a basidiocarp....
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- Fall '11
- Biology, Mushroom, Basidiomycota, objective lens, basidia, bracket fungi, prepared slides