Stand mushrooms

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Stand mushrooms
Copper yellow foot (Chroogomphus rutilus)

Copper yellow foot ( Chroogomphus rutilus )

without rank: Amorphea
without rank: Opisthokonta
without rank: Nucletmycea
Empire : Mushrooms (fungi)
Sub-kingdom : Dikarya
Department : Stand mushrooms
Scientific name
de Bary

The stand mushrooms (Basidiomycota) are a division of the fungi that form their Meio spores in basidia or spore stands. They include around 30,000 species. That is about 30% of all known mushroom species. In terms of tribal history, they are very likely the sister group of the Ascomycota, which are also known as sac fungi , and together with them form the taxon Dikarya .

The mushroom mushrooms include many mycorrhizal fungi that enter into a symbiosis with plants . Most edible mushrooms also belong to this group.


Mushrooms spread as a mycelium consisting of microscopically fine, filamentous hyphae in a substrate , usually the ground or dead wood. The hyphae are divided into cells by transverse walls ( septa ). Each septum has a pore in the middle through which the neighboring cells are connected to one another and cytoplasm and organelles can pass through. In most species, the pores are barrel-shaped ( doliporus ) and covered on both sides by a parenthosome , which is formed from several layers of the endoplasmic reticulum . Each cell can contain one or two nuclei . The latter is due to the fact that mononuclear mycelia combine to form a network in which the ends of their hyphae fuse ( anastomosis ) and then the two nuclei do not fuse ( karyogamy ) , as is otherwise common in all living things after plasmogamy . Such a two-nucleus or dikaryophase in the development cycle is otherwise only known in the related tubular mushrooms, and in the case of the mushrooms it comes to the fore.

Schematic representation of a typical holobasidy

Fruiting bodies consisting of hyphae arise from the dikaryotic mycelium and protrude or protrude from the substrate as the well-known hats . The "flesh" of the hats is a pseudo-tissue ( plectenchyma ), which is structured completely differently than the tissue of plants and animals. On the underside of the hat, the swelling hyphae ends form the basidia , after which the mushrooms are also known as basidiomycota. In the basid there is karyogamy, i.e. the transition from the haploid to the diploid phase, and then meiosis , after which there are again four haploid nuclei. These then migrate into four processes of the basidia, which are then pinched off and develop into meiospores .

Forest-dwelling mushrooms form long, root-like mycelial strands, the rhizomorphs , inside which special vascular hyphae with a very large diameter run. These enable the effective transport of soluble substances over longer distances. With their help, species living on dead wood, such as the Hallimasch, can colonize other pieces of wood. As part of mycorrhiza, fungi use rhizomorphs to supply tree seedlings growing in the shade with sugar that they receive from other trees.

Ecology and importance

Many representatives of the Agaricomycotina are important mycorrhizal fungi. The rust and smut fungi are - also economically important - pathogens in plants.

Around 150 species are poisonous to humans , the best known representatives come from the amanita genus . Other species are collected as edible mushrooms , and very few, such as mushrooms ( agaricus ), can also be grown.


The monophyletic stand mushrooms are grouped together with the hose fungi (Ascomycota) in the sub-kingdom Dikarya . The system of mushrooms has been subject to major changes in recent years. Hibbett and authors (2007) divide them into three groups:


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Individual evidence

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Web links

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  • AFTOL classification project site. Overview page of the classification results of the project "Assembling the Fungal Tree of Life". August 1, 2007, accessed July 26, 2012 .