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Article Title

The Basidium

Document Type

Research

Abstract

The current systems of classification of the basidiomycetes tend to attribute greater weight to the structure of the fruiting-body than to basidial morphology. Actually, basidial morphology is the more fundamental character. When the basidium is considered in the light of Neuhoff's hypo-, epibasidium and Donk's pro-, metabasidium concepts, homologies appear which furnish the basis for a natural arrangement of the class. Such an arrangement follows the general groupings proposed by Patouillard of Hetero- and Autobasidiomycetes and of Hymeniales and Gasteromycetes. The relationships, mutual and within the groups, of Patouillard's divisions receive greater meaning from such a consistent morphological and phylogenetic interpretation.

Publication Date

1934

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

41

Issue

1

First Page

112

Last Page

113

Copyright

©1934 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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