#013: Characteristics of Phylum Basidiomycota

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  1. October 17, 2016

    […] gills have evolved independently multiple times.  Gilled mushrooms are all basidiomycetes (see FFF#013), but the morphological group is polyphyletic.  At this point it is important to note that the […]

  2. October 17, 2016

    […] sequestrate fungi* are an unnatural grouping of mushroom-forming basidiomycetes that have adapted to life in desert areas by keeping developing spores inside the fruiting body. […]

  3. October 17, 2016

    […] (spore-bearing structures) unlike those of most other basidiomycetes (for more on basidia see FFF#013).  Because of this, they are often placed in the artificial group of fungi called […]

  4. November 7, 2016

    […] stinkhorns are found in the phylum Basidiomycota, class Agaricomycetes, order Phallales.  All fungi in this order produce a stinky spore mass, […]

  5. November 11, 2016

    […] Basidiomycota […]

  6. November 25, 2016

    […] Although most polypores are found in the Order Polyporales, a few other orders also contain polypores.  Therefore, polypores form a polyphyletic group and the term “polypore” is used only in an informal sense.  The orders Agaricales, Russulales and Hymenochaetales also include species with a polypore morphology.  With regard to the mushrooms mentioned above, Agaricales contains Fistulina hepatica, Russulales contains the genus Albatrellus, and Hymenochaetales contains Inonotus dryadeus.  All other polypores in this post are contained in the order Polyporeales.  All orders that include polypores are placed within the phylum Basidiomycota. […]

  7. December 2, 2016

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  14. May 5, 2017

    […] gills have evolved independently multiple times. Gilled mushrooms are all basidiomycetes (see FFF#013), but the morphological group is polyphyletic. At this point it is important to note that the terms […]

  15. May 12, 2017

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  17. June 16, 2017

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