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ascomycetes


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ascomycetes  \As`co*my*ce"tes\,  n.  pl  [NL.;  ascus  +  Gr  ?,  ?, 
  fungus.]  (Bot.) 
  A  large  class  of  higher  fungi  distinguished  by  septate 
  hyph[ae],  and  by  having  their  spores  formed  in  asci,  or  spore 
  sacs.  It  comprises  many  orders  among  which  are  the  yeasts, 
  molds,  mildews,  truffles,  morels,  etc  --  {As`co*my*ce"tous}, 
  a. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fungi  \Fun"gi\,  n.  pl  (Bot.) 
  A  group  of  thallophytic  plants  of  low  organization,  destitute 
  of  chlorophyll,  in  which  reproduction  is  mainly  accomplished 
  by  means  of  asexual  spores,  which  are  produced  in  a  great 
  variety  of  ways,  though  sexual  reproduction  is  known  to  occur 
  in  certain  {Phycomycetes},  or  so-called  algal  fungi. 
 
  Note:  The  Fungi  appear  to  have  originated  by  degeneration 
  from  various  alg[ae],  losing  their  chlorophyll  on 
  assuming  a  parasitic  or  saprophytic  life.  By  some  they 
  are  divided  into  the  subclasses  {Phycomycetes},  the 
  lower  or  algal  fungi;  the  {Mesomycetes},  or 
  intermediate  fungi;  and  the  {Mycomycetes},  or  the 
  higher  fungi;  by  others  into  the  {Phycomycetes};  the 
  {Ascomycetes},  or  sac-spore  fungi;  and  the 
  {Basidiomycetes},  or  basidial-spore  fungi. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Ascomycetes 
  n  :  large  class  of  higher  fungi  coextensive  with  division 
  Ascomycota:  sac  fungi  [syn:  {Ascomycetes},  {class 
  Ascomycetes}] 




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