Novel aspects in the life cycle and biotrophic interactions in Pezizomycetes (Ascomycota, Fungi)

  title={Novel aspects in the life cycle and biotrophic interactions in Pezizomycetes (Ascomycota, Fungi)},
  author={Leho Tedersoo and A. Elizabeth Arnold and Karen Hansen},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
The ascomycete class Pezizomycetes (single order Pezizales) is known for its cup‐shaped fruit bodies and the evolution of edible truffles and morels, but little is known about the ontogeny and ecology of this large and ecologically diverse fungal group. In this issue of Molecular Ecology, Healy et al. ( ) make a great leap forward by describing and identifying asexual, anamorphic structures that produce mitotic spores in many ectomycorrhiza‐forming truffle and nontruffle species on soil… 

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