Fungi and fungal-like organisms

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Hyaloperonospora parasitica
Author: Emmanuel Boutet
Source: Wikimedia Commons
  Groups of fungi and relatives  
Ascomycota
Dothideomycetes (299 species)
Leotiomycetes (102 species)
Sordariomycetes (387 species)
other groups (38 species)
Basidiomycota
Agaricomycetes (88 species)
Pucciniomycetes (81 species)
other groups (33 species)
Other fungal groups
Chytridiomycota (4 species)
Oomycota (118 species)
Plasmodiophoromycota (4 species)
Zygomycota (8 species)

Plant pathogenic fungi and fungal-like organisms

The cells are arranged in filaments or hyphae and cause diseases of cultivated crops. Most species are saphrophytic as well as pathogenic and can be grown in artificial cultures. The transmission may occur through the seeds, through the air and soil, or, less often, through insects. Many species from the true fungi have teleomorphic (sexual) as well as anamorphic (asexual) forms.

Taxonomically, 3 unrelated groups of organisms are listed here:

Note:
This page only deals with plant pathogens. For beneficial groups of fungi and fungal-like organisms in the system see



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Orders of plant pathogenic fungi and fungal-like organisms: