At a stage of their cycle, ascomycetes fungi produce the fruiting bodies

Question:

At a stage of their cycle, ascomycetes fungi produce the fruiting bodies like apothecium, perithecium or cleistothecium. How are these three types of fruiting bodies different from each other?

Solution:

Apothecium: It’s a saucer or cup-shaped, open fruiting body. Perithecium: Flask shaped fruiting body. With an opening lid called the ostiole. Cleistothecium: It’s a closed spherical structure. Ostiole is absent.

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