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Hemiascatales, to which Ascoidea rubescens belongs, show characteristics of both Ascomycetes and Phycomycetes, but differ widely from typical forms in either group. Their taxonomic associations are difficult to trace from life histories. This is particularly true of Ascoidea. Lindeau collected Ascoidea rubescens from sap flowing from felled beeches in the royal forest at Wolbeck. Brefeld studied the isolate and gave a comprehensive description in 1891. Ascoidea species live in close association with bark beetles, in slime fluxes of trees or behind bark. All species appear primarily to be disseminated by insect vectors.

Genome Reference(s)

Walker, L.B. 1931. Ascoidea rubescens: I. History and Development. Mycologia, Vol. 23 (1):51-76. Kurtzman, C.P. and Fell, J.W. (Eds.) 1998. The Yeasts (4th Ed.), P. 139. Elsevier, Amsterdam.