Dothideomycetes

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Dothideomycetes
The reproductive conidia of Venturia inaequalis erupting through the cuticle of a crabapple leaf
The reproductive conidia of Venturia inaequalis erupting through the cuticle of a crabapple leaf
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Subdivision: Pezizomycotina
Class: Dothideomycetes
Orders
Capnodiales
Dothideales
Hysteriales
Myriangiales
Patellariales
Pleosporales

Dothideomycetes is a class of ascomycete fungi. It comprises about 50 families, 650 genera and 6300 known species. Traditionally most of its members were included in the clade Loculoascomycetes. The class contains several important plant pathogens (like Phaeosphaeria nodorum and Venturia inaequalis).


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Tree of Life Dothideomycetes

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