Basidiomycota : Ustilaginomycotina and Pucciniomycotina (Smuts and Rusts)

Basidiomycota, commonly known as the club fungi. Currently, within Basidiomycota, there are three subphyla. Those are Ustilaginomycotina, Pucciniomycotina, and Agaricomycotina. Let’s first examine fungi within the subphylum, Ustilaginomycotina. Generally, fungi within this subphylum are known as smuts, or fungi that cause diseases in plants. These smuts fall into the class Ustilaginomycetes, then the order Ustilaginales. … Read more