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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various members of a large group of fungi characterized by the presence of sexually produced spores formed within an ascus. Also called sac fungus.

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  • n. Any fungus of the phylum Ascomycota, characterized by the production of a sac, or ascus, which contains non-motile spores.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any fungus of the class Ascomycetes (or subdivision Ascomycota) in which the spores are formed inside an ascus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any member of the class Ascomycetes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any fungus of the class Ascomycetes (or subdivision Ascomycota) in which the spores are formed inside an ascus

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Examples

  • What it is: The edible fruiting body of a group of subterranean ascomycete fungi of the genus Tuber.

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  • Morels belong to the ascomycete group of fungi, one of the most important groups to man.

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  • VA-mycorrhiza infected rubber trees reveal an increase in resistance against a foliar disease (South American Leaf Blight) caused by the ascomycete Microcyclus ulei.

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  • It is believed to be an anamorph (asexual stage) of the common pantropical ascomycete Hypocrea jecorina.

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  • The surface tension catapult is not capable of the discharge distances characteristic of squirt gun mechanisms like the explosive asci of ascomycete fungi and the sporangiophore of

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  • The specific attributes of the asci and the method of release of the ascospores is what primarily determines which subgroup ascomycete species are placed in.

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  • For example, the first genome that was sequenced from a filamentous fungus was that of an ascomycete species

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  • This is the first study utilizing ultra-high-speed video cameras to capture the events of spore discharge in ascomycete and zygomycete fungi.

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  • A truffle is the valuable and highly sought-after, edible fruiting body of a group of subterranean ascomycete fungi of the genus Tuber.

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  • The ascomycete Hypocrea jecorina (anamorph Trichoderma reesei) is one of the most prolific producers of biomass-degrading enzymes and frequently termed an industrial workhorse.

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