fungus genus


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Noun1.fungus genus - includes lichen genera
genus - (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species
Erysiphe, genus Erysiphe - genus of powdery mildews
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
Ceratostomella, genus Ceratostomella - genus of fungi forming continuous hyaline spores
Claviceps, genus Claviceps - fungi parasitic upon the ovaries of various grasses
genus Xylaria, Xylaria - type genus of Xylariaceae; fungi with perithecia in the upper part of erect black woody stromata
genus Rosellinia, Rosellinia - fungi having smooth perithecia with dark one-celled ascospores
genus Helotium, Helotium - type genus of the Helotiaceae
genus Sclerotinia - large genus of ascomycetous fungi including various destructive plant pathogens
genus Scleroderma, Scleroderma - genus of poisonous fungi having hard-skinned fruiting bodies: false truffles
genus Tulestoma, genus Tulostoma, Tulestoma, Tulostoma - type genus of the Tulostomaceae
genus Rhizopogon, Rhizopogon - a genus of fungi having subterranean sporophores resembling tubers
genus Truncocolumella, Truncocolumella - a genus of fungi belonging to the family Rhizopogonaceae
genus Mucor - type genus of the Mucoraceae; genus of molds having cylindrical or pear-shaped sporangia not limited in location to points where rhizoids develop
genus Rhizopus - a genus of rot-causing fungi having columnar hemispherical aerial sporangia anchored to the substrate by rhizoids
Entomophthora, genus Entomophthora - type genus of the Entomophthoraceae; fungi parasitic on insects
genus Dictostylium - genus of slime molds that grow on dung and decaying vegetation
Blastocladia, genus Blastocladia - a genus of fungi of the family Blastodiaceae
genus Synchytrium, Synchytrium - simple parasitic fungi including pond scum parasites
genus Saprolegnia, Saprolegnia - aquatic fungi growing chiefly on plant debris and animal remains
genus Peronospora, Peronospora - genus of destructive downy mildews
Albugo, genus Albugo - type genus of the Albuginaceae; fungi causing white rusts
genus Pythium - destructive root-parasitic fungi
genus Phytophthora, Phytophthora - destructive parasitic fungi causing brown rot in plants
genus Plasmodiophora, Plasmodiophora - type genus of Plasmodiophoraceae comprising minute plant parasitic fungi similar to and sometimes included among the slime molds
genus Tuber, Tuber - type genus of the Tuberaceae: fungi whose fruiting bodies are typically truffles
genus Hydnum, Hydnum - type genus of Hydnaceae
genus Lecanora - type genus of Lecanoraceae; crustaceous lichens
genus Roccella - chiefly fruticose maritime rock-inhabiting lichens
genus Pertusaria, Pertusaria - crustose lichens that are a source of the dye archil and of litmus
genus Usnea, Usnea - widely distributed lichens usually having a greyish or yellow pendulous freely branched thallus
Evernia, genus Evernia - lichens of the family Usneaceae having a pendulous or shrubby thallus
genus Ramalina, Ramalina - shrubby lichens of the family Usneaceae having a flattened thallus
Alectoria, genus Alectoria - lichens having dark brown erect or pendulous much-branched cylindrical thallus
Cladonia, genus Cladonia - type genus of Cladoniaceae; lichens characterized by a crustose thallus and capitate fruiting bodies borne on simple or branched podetia
genus Parmelia, Parmelia - type genus of the Parmeliaceae; a large genus of chiefly alpine foliaceous lichens
Cetraria, genus Cetraria - foliose lichens chiefly of northern latitudes
Fungi, fungus kingdom, kingdom Fungi - the taxonomic kingdom including yeast, molds, smuts, mushrooms, and toadstools; distinct from the green plants
Agaricus, genus Agaricus - type genus of Agaricaceae; gill fungi having brown spores and including several edible species
genus Lentinus, Lentinus - a genus of fungus belonging to the family Tricholomataceae
Amanita, genus Amanita - genus of widely distributed agarics that have white spores and are poisonous with few exceptions
Cantharellus, genus Cantharellus - a well-known genus of fungus; has funnel-shaped fruiting body; includes the chanterelles
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Also classified within the ascomycetes is the common eye-associated fungus genus Aspergillus (Figure 2), which is abundant in many environments worldwide, including hospitals.
In the March 18 Nature, researchers revealed that members of a fungus genus that attacks plants are capable of passing off genes to one another--a lateral handoff thought to occur almost exclusively in bacteria.