Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various members of a large group of fungi producing spores on basidia. The group includes puffballs, shelf fungi, rusts, smuts, and many species of mushrooms.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun any of various fungi of the subdivision Basidiomycota.

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  • noun mycology A fungus which produces sexual spores on a basidium.

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  • noun any of various fungi of the subdivision Basidiomycota

Etymologies

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

[basidi(um) + –mycete.]

Examples

  • The cap of a basidiomycete, an expanded structure at the top of the stipe that bears the hymenium (gills, etc.) on its undersurface.

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  • This physical principle is reflected in measurements of discharge distances obtained from 37 mushroom species by Zoberi Relationship between discharge distance and (a) projectile radius (spore plus adhering fluid), and (b) Buller's drop radius in the seven basidiomycete species examined using high-speed video.

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  • Dons JJM, de Vries OMH, Wessels JGH (1979) Characterization of the genome of the basidiomycete No, I don't have any competing interests to declare. competing interests policy.

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  • Montijn RC, Humbel BM, van Aelst AC, Boon EJM, et al. (1998) Structural differences between two types of basidiomycete septal pore caps.

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  • The taxonomic literature on fungi illustrates a tremendous range in spore morphology among the basidiomycete fungi Relationship between spore volume and tube radius.

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  • Ballistics of spore discharge in seven basidiomycete species.

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  • The exceptions are the basidiomycete fungi, which include white-rot and brown-rot-wood-decayers and essential caretakers of carbon in forest systems.

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  • The ballistospore discharge mechanism in basidiomycete fungi was first studied by A. H. R. Buller

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  • The exceptions are the basidiomycete fungi, which include white-rot and brown-rot-wood-decayers and essential caretakers of carbon in forest systems.

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  • In basidiomycete yeasts, and phytopathogenic rusts and smuts, spores are discharged directly into the airflow around the fungal colony.

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