Reference Terms
from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sac fungi

The Ascomycota,formerly known as the Ascomycetae, or Ascomycetes, are a Division of Fungi, whose members are commonly known as the Sac Fungi, which produce spores in a distinctive type of microscopic sporangium called an ascus.

Examples of sac fungi are yeasts, morels, truffles, and Penicillium.

The majority of plant-pathogenic fungi belong to this group, or the Deuteromycota.

Species of ascomycetes are also popular in the laboratory.

Sordaria fimicola, Neurospora crassa and several species of yeasts are used in many genetics and cell biology experiments.

Note:   The above text is excerpted from the Wikipedia article "Sac fungi", which has been released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
Related Stories

Plants & Animals News
May 27, 2017

Latest Headlines
updated 12:56 pm ET