Sphaeriaceae


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Noun1.Sphaeriaceae - parasitic fungi having globose and sometimes necked or beaked perithecia
fungus family - includes lichen families
order Sphaeriales, Sphaeriales - large order of ascomycetous fungi usually having a dark hard perithecia with definite ostioles; in more recent classifications often divided among several orders
genus Neurospora, Neurospora - genus of fungi with black perithecia used extensively in genetic research; includes some forms with orange spore masses that cause severe damage in bakeries