At Stage Of Their Cycle

At a stage of their cycle, Ascomycetes fungi produce the fruiting bodies like apothecium, … of fruiting bodies different from each…


The fruiting bodies of Ascomycetes are called ascocarps. A fertile layer called hymenium bears asci. These fruiting bodies are different than each other in following ways

(i) Cleistothecmm Closed ascocarp, i.e., ascocarp with no opening.

(ii) Perithecium Flask-Shaped ascocarp with an apical pore.

(iii) Apothecium Cup-shaped open ascocarp.