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Ascomycetes

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Ascomycetes

a class of fungi characterised by the presence of asci and ascospores. Such fungi have generally two distinct reproductive phases, the sexual or perfect stage and the asexual or imperfect stage. Ajellomyces capsulatum and Ajellomyces dermatitidis are pathogenic members of this class.

Origin: g. Askos, a bag, _ mykes, mushroom