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Basidiomycota is a phylum, of the kingdom fungi, which is most associated with macroscopic fungi such as mushrooms, but also some microscopic fungi, including the important rust fungi and smut plant pathogens, and some yeasts. [1] It includes perhaps one-third of the known fungi.


  1. Jim Deacon, The Microbial World: Basidiomycota: activities and lifestyle, Institute of Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Edinburgh