Higher classification Pezizomycotina
Scientific name Leotiomycetes
|Lower classifications Helotiales, Erysiphaceae, Rhytismatales, Phacidiaceae, Cudoniaceae|
Leotiomycetes fungi kingdom
The Leotiomycetes are a class of ascomycete fungi. Many of them cause serious plant diseases.
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11 peter johnston et al the leotiomycetes inconvenient truths
The class Leotiomycetes contains numerous species with an anamorph placed within the fungi imperfecti (deuteromycota), that have only recently found their place in the phylogenetic system. The older classifications placed Leotiomycetes into the Discomycetes clade (inoperculate Discomycetes). Molecular studies have recently shed some new light to the still obscure systematics. Most scholars consider Leotiomycetes a sister taxon to Sordariomycetes in the phylogenetic tree of Pezizomycotina. Its division into subclasses have received strong support by the molecular data, but the overall monophyly of Leotiomycetes is dubious.