Pictorial supplement to The Fifth Kingdom - Chapter 5f

Subphylum Basidiomycotina - part 6

Class Phragmobasidiomycetes - Orders Tremellales, Auriculariales
Class Teliomycetes - Orders Uredinales, Ustilaginales 
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             Class Phragmobasidiomycetes

trem1.jpg (6046 bytes) Phragmobasidiomycetes - Tremellales -  stained, cruciately septate basidia.  Nuclei are dark. 
Note the long epibasidia..
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trem2.jpg (5187 bytes) Phragmobasidiomycetes - Tremellales - irregular, jelly-like basidiomata of Tremella.
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trem3.jpg (7727 bytes) Phragmobasidiomycetes - Tremellales - basidomata of Phlogiotis, the apricot jelly
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trem4.jpg (3590 bytes) Phragmobasidiomycetes - Tremellales - basidiomata of Tremellodendron
  
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trem5.jpg (4855 bytes) Phragmobasidiomycetes - Tremellales - basidioma of Pseudohydnum.  The 'teeth' make this look hydnaceous, but the jelly-like consistency and the cruciately septate basidia soon put you on the right track.
  
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auric1.jpg (4569 bytes) Phragmobasidiomycetes - Auriculariales - ear-like basidioma of Auricularia
  
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                     Class Teliomycetes

ured1.jpg (5386 bytes) Teliomycetes - Uredinales - barberry (Berberis) the alternate host of wheat rust fungus, Puccinia graminis tritici.
ured2.jpg (4326 bytes) Teliomycetes - Uredinales - brown spots are infections producing spermagonia of Puccinia graminis tritici.
ured3.jpg (6752 bytes) Teliomycetes - Uredinales - vertical section of barberry leaf containing spermagonia (at upper surface) and aecia (at lower surface) of the wheat rust fungus
ured4.jpg (5196 bytes) Teliomycetes - Uredinales - flower-like aecia of Puccinia erupting through barberry leaf epidermis.
ured5.jpg (7913 bytes) Teliomycetes - Uredinales - vertical section through an aecium of Puccinia graminis tritici.
ured6.jpg (9877 bytes) Teliomycetes - Uredinales - uredinia of Puccinia graminis tritici erupting through epidermis of wheat (Triticum).
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ured7.jpg (7529 bytes) Teliomycetes - Uredinales - vertical section through a uredinial sorus of Puccinia graminis tritici in a wheat leaf.
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ured8.jpg (6041 bytes) Teliomycetes - Uredinales - stained urediniospores of Puccinia graminis tritici showing equatorial germ pores.
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ured9.jpg (7287 bytes) Teliomycetes - Uredinales - telial sori of Puccinia graminis tritici on wheat.
ured10.jpg (6783 bytes) Teliomycetes - Uredinales - section through telial sorus of Puccinia graminis tritici on wheat leaf.
ured11.jpg (7840 bytes) Teliomycetes - Uredinales - 2-celled teliospores of Puccinia graminis.
ured13.jpg (4387 bytes) Teliomycetes - Uredinales - aecial stage of   Gymnosporangium on Amelanchier (serviceberry - Rosaceae).
ured21.jpg (8584 bytes) Teliomycetes - Uredinales - telial horns of Gymnosporangium on juniper (Juniperus).
ured14.jpg (5573 bytes) Teliomycetes - Uredinales - aecial 'blisters' of Cronartium comandrae on lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta var. latifolia).
ured15.jpg (6460 bytes) Teliomycetes - Uredinales - Comandra, the primary host of Cronartium comandrae.
ured16.jpg (5065 bytes) Teliomycetes - Uredinales - aecial stage of Cronartium fusiforme blister rust on Pinus.
ured18.jpg (5147 bytes) Teliomycetes - Uredinales - aecia of Chrysomyxa arctostaphyli on black spruce (Picea mariana) [alternate host].
ured23.jpg (4224 bytes) Teliomycetes - Uredinales - telial sori of Chrysomyxa arctostaphyli on bearberry (Arctostaphylus uva-ursae) [primary host]
ured19.jpg (7262 bytes) Teliomycetes - Uredinales - zooming in on the aecial stage of Puccinia dioica on lettuce.  (a) infected lettuce leaf, (b) patch of aecia, (c) a single aecium (SEM), (d) aeciospores (SEM).
ured20.jpg (7463 bytes) Teliomycetes - Uredinales - uredinia of a systemic Puccinia in leaf of Rubus.
ured22.jpg (4341 bytes) Teliomycetes - Uredinales - Hemileia vastatrix attacking coffee leaves in Java, Indonesia.
ured24.jpg (4220 bytes) Teliomycetes - Uredinales - colourless aeciospores and 2-celled brown teliospores of Puccinia menthae (mint rust).
ustil1.jpg (4772 bytes) Teliomycetes - Ustilaginales - Ustilago maydis fruiting on corn (Zea mays).
ustil2.jpg (5030 bytes) Teliomycetes - Ustilaginales - the black 'smut spores' of Ustilago maydis being released.
ustil3.jpg (4097 bytes) Teliomycetes - Ustilaginales - loose smut of barley caused by Ustilago nuda - healthy and smutted ears.
ustil4.jpg (5973 bytes) Teliomycetes - Ustilaginales - onion smut caused by Urocystis cepulae.
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