Ascomycetes are fungi characteristic with saclike structure (the ascus), causing several serious plant diseases including black spots, and powdery mildew.
Ascomycetes are characterized by septate hyphae with simple pores. Asexual reproduction by conidia. Sexual reproduction by ascospores, typically eight, in an ascus. Asci are often housed in a fruiting body or ascocarp e.g. cleistothecia or perithecia.
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