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Table 1.  THE BACTERIA, SLIME MOLD & FUNGI KINGDOMS

--Representative Families and Genera (1960-2017 Version)1

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          The following table represents the classification of areas treated here in the Schizomycophyta, Amoebozoa and Eumycophyta.  Only principal families are noted.  The arrangement is that which prevailed from the latter third of the 20th Century until the present.  The previous names of groups are included in parentheses, and further changes are expected as more biological and biochemical data are forthcoming.  Emphasis has been placed on morphological characteristics, and comments and suggestions from specialists are gratefully welcomed.

 

             Please CLICK on underlined categories for links:        [See <Table 2> for alternative arrangement of some fungi orders]

 

KINGDOM:  Schizomycophyta (The Bacteria)

 

  Class:  Actinobacteria  (Schizomycetes)

 

       Order:  Eubacteriales

 

            Suborder:  Eubacteriineae

            Suborder:  Caulobacteriineae

            Suborder:  Rhodobacteriineae

 

        Order:  Chlamydobacteriales

        Order:  Spirochaetales

        Order:  Actinomycetales

 

                Family:  Mycobacteriaceae

                Family:  Actinomycetaceae

 

                  Genus:  Actinomyces

                  Genus:  Actinomyces

                  Genus:  Nocardia

 

                Family:  Streptomycetaceae

 

                  Genus:  Actinoplanes

                  Genus:  Streptomyces

                                viridochiomogenes

                  Genus:  Micromonospora

 

KINGDOM:  Amoebozoa (Myxomycophyta)

                            -- Slime Molds

 

  Phylum:  Mycetozoa

 

    Class:  Myxogastria:  (Myxomycetae;

                  Mycetozoa)

 

      Sub-Class:  Endosporeae (Myxogastres)

 

                  Genus:  Arcyria

                  Genus:  Hemitrichia

                  Genus:  Lycogala

                  Genus:  Physarum polycephalum

                  Genus:  Stemonitis

 

    Sub-Class:  Exosporeae

 

                  Genus:  Ceratiomyxa

 

  Class:  Acrasieae

 

                Order:  Acrasiales

 

                  Genus:  Dictyostelium

                  Genus:  Pllysphondylium

 

  Class:  Plasmodiophoreae (Phytomyxineae)

 

              Order:  Plasmodiophorales

 

                  Genus:  Octomyxa

                  Genus:  Plasmodiophora

                  Genus:  Spongospora

                  Genus:  Sorosphaera

                  Genus:  Tetramyxa

 

KINGDOM:  Eumycophyta (True Fungi)

 

  Class:  Zygomycota (Phycomycetes) -- zygote

                fungi

 

    Sub-Class:  Monoflagellatae (Uniflagellatae)

 

              Order:  Chytridiales

 

                  Genus:  Entophlyctis

                  Genus:  Olpidium

                  Genus:  Physoderma

                  Genus:  Podochytrium

                  Genus:  Rhizophidium

                  Genus:  Snychytrium

                  Genus:  Urophlyctis

 

              Order:  Blastocladiales

 

                  Genus:  Allomyces

                  Genus:  Blastocladia

 

              Order:  Monoblepharidales

 

                  Genus:  Monoblapharella

                  Genus:  Monoblepharis

 

    Sub-Class:  Biflagellatae

 

              Order:  Lagenidiales

 

                 Family:  Lagenidiaceae

 

                  Genus:  Lagenidium

                  Genus:  Myzocytium

               

                 Family:  Olpidiopsidaceae

 

                  Genus:  Olpidiopsis

 

              Order:  Saprolegniales

 

                 Family:  Saprolegniaceae

 

                  Genus:  Achlya

                  Genus:  Aphanomyces

                  Genus:  Aplanes

                  Genus:  Dictyuchus

                  Genus:  Gedegnia

                  Genus:  Geolegnia

                  Genus:  Isoachlya

                  Genus:  Saprolegnia

                  Genus:  Thraustotheca

 

              Order:  Leptomitales

 

                  Genus:  Leptomitus

                  Genus:  Rhipidium

                  Genus:  Sapromyces

 

              Order:  Peronosporales

 

                 Family:  Pythiaceae

 

                    Genus:  Phytophthora

                    Genus:  Pythium

 

                 Family:  Albuginaceae

 

                    Genus:  Albugo

 

                 Family:  Peronosporaceae

 

                    Genus:  Basidiophora

                    Genus:  Bremia

                    Genus:  Peronospora

                    Genus:  Plasmopara

 

    Sub-Class:  Aflagellatae (Aplanatae;

                         Zygomycetes)

 

              Order:  Mucorales

 

                Family:  Mucoraceae

 

                  Genus:  Rhizopus

                  Genus:  Absidia

                  Genus:  Circinella

                  Genus:  Mucor

                  Genus:  Syzgites (Sporodinia)

                  Genus:  Phycomyces

                  Genus:  Sporodinia

 

                Family:  Pilobolaceae

 

                  Genus:  Pilobolus

 

                Family:  Piptocephalodaceae

 

                  Genus:  Syncephalis

                  Genus:  Piptocephalis

 

                Family:  Thaminidiaceae

 

                  Genus:  Thamnidium

 

                Family:  Cunninghamellaceae

 

                  Genus:  Cunninghamella

 

              Order:  Entomophthorales

 

                  Genus:  Ancylistres

                  Genus:  Basidiobolus

                  Genus:  Completoria

                  Genus:  Conidiobolus

                  Genus:  Entomophthora

                  Genus:  Massospora

 

              Order:  Zoopagales

 

[Division:  Eumycophyta, Cont’d]

 

  Class:  Ascomycota (Ascomycetes,

              Ascomycotina) --sac fungi

 

    Sub-Class:  Hemiascomycetes

                        (Protoascomycetes)

 

              Order:  Endomycetales

 

                 Family:  Ascoidaceae

 

                   Genus:  Ascoidea

                   Genus:  Dipodascus

 

                 Family:  Endomycetaceae

 

                   Genus:  Endomyces

                   Genus:  Endomycopsis

                   Genus:  Eremascus

                   Genus:  Hanseniaspora

                   Genus:  Pichia

                   Genus:  Saccharomyces

                   Genus:  Schizosaccharomyces

 

 

 

 

                 Family:  Spermophthoraceae

 

                   Genus:  Ashbya

                   Genus:  Eremothecium

                   Genus:  Nematospora

                   Genus:  Spermophthora

 

              Order:  Taphrinales

 

                Family:  Taphrinaceae

 

                    Genus:  Taphrina

 

                Family:  Protomycetaceae (?)

 

                    Genus:  Protomyces

 

   Sub-Class:  Euascomycetes; Series:

                         Plectomycetes

 

           Order:  Plectascales (Eurotiales;

                            Aspergillales)

 

                Family:  Gymnoascaceae

                    Genus:  Arachniotus

                    Genus:  Byssochlamya

                    Genus:  Gymnoascus

 

                Family:  Aspergillaceae (Eurotiaceae)

 

                    Genus: Aspergillus (Eurotium,

                                      Sartorya, Emericella)

                    Genus:  Monascus

                    Genus:  Penicillium

                    Genus:  Thielavia

 

                Family:  Elaphomycetaceae (?)

 

                    Genus:  Elaphomyces

 

              Order:  Myriangiales

 

                    Genus:  Elsinoe

                    Genus:  Myriangium

 

              Order:  Erysiphales

 

                Family:  Erysiphaceae

                    Genus:  Erysiphe

                    Genus:  Microsphaera

                    Genus:  Phyllactinia

                    Genus:  Podosphaera

                    Genus:  Spaerotheca

                    Genus:  Uncinula

 

                Family:  Meliclaceae (?)

 

                    Genus:  Meliola

 

                Family:  Capnodiaceae (?)

 

                    Genus:  Capnodium

 

    Sub-Class:  Euascomycetes; Series: 

                          Pyrenomycetes

 

              Order:  Hypocreales

 

                Family:  Nectriaceae

 

                  Genus:  Nectria

 

                 Family:  Hypocreaceae

 

                Family:  Clavicipitaceae

 

                  Genus:  Claviceps

                  Genus:  Cordyceps

                  Genus:  Epichloe

                  Genus:  Gibberella

                  Genus:  Hypomyces

                  Genus:  Neocosmospora

 

              Order:  Sphaeriales

 

                Family:  Chaetomiaceae

 

                  Genus:  Chaetomium

 

                Family:  Fimetariaceae

 

                  Genus:  Neurospora

 

                Family:  Ophiostomataceae

 

                  Genus:  Ceratocystis

                  Genus:  Ceratostomella

                  Genus:  Ustulina

 

                Family:  Gnomoniaceae

 

                Family:  Diaporthaceae

                  Genus:  Endothia

 

                Family:  Allantosphaeriaceae

 

                Family:  Xylariaceae

 

                  Genus:  Hypoxylon

                  Genus:  Daldinia

                  Genus:  Nummularia

                  Genus:  Xylaria

 

                Family:  Phyllachoraceae

 

                  Genus:  Phyllachora

 

              Order: Pseudosphaeriales

 

                  Genus:  Dibotryon

                  Genus:  Pleospora

                  Genus:  Pyrenophora

                  Genus:  Venturia

 

              Order:  Dothideales

 

                  Genus:  Cymadothea

                  Genus:  Dothidea

                  Genus:  Mycosphaerella

 

              Order:  Hemisphaeriales  

                            (Microthyriales)

                  Genus:  Asterina

 

              Order:  Laboulbeniales

 

                  Genus:  Laboulbenia

 

              Order:  Hysteriales

 

                  Genus:  Glonium

                  Genus:  Hysterographium

 

Sub-Class:  Euascomycetes; Series: 

                       Discomycetes;

 

Sub-series:  Inoperculatae

 

              Order:  Helotiales

 

                 Family:  Hypodermataceae

 

                    Genus:  Cryptomyces

                    Genus:  Hypodermella

                    Genus:  Lophodermium

                    Genus:  Rhytisma

 

                 Family:  Mollisiaceae

 

                    Genus:  Diplocarpon

                    Genus:  Febraea

                    Genus:  Higginsia

                    Genus:  Mollisia

 

                 Family:  Helotiaceae

 

                    Genus: Chlorosplenium

                    Genus:  Stamnaria

 

                 Family:  Sclerotineaceae

 

                    Genus:  Monilinia

                    Genus:  Sclerotinia

 

                 Family:  Geoglossaceae

 

                    Genus:  Geoglossum

                    Genus:  Leotia

                    Genus:  Mitrula

                    Genus:  Spathularia

 

              Order:  Lecanorales

 

                  Genus:  Cladonia

                  Genus:  Graphis

                  Genus:  Gyrophora

                  Genus:  Letharia

                  Genus:  Parmelia

                  Genus:  Peltigera

                  Genus:  Physcia

                  Genus:  Umbilicaria

                  Genus:  Usnea

                  Genus:  Xanthoria

 

    Sub-Class:  Euascomycetes; Series: 

 

Discomycetes; Sub-series:  Operculatae

 

              Order:  Pezizales

 

                Family:  Pezizaceae

 

                    Genus:  Aleuria

                    Genus:  Ascobolus

                    Genus:  Bulgaria

                    Genus:  Paxina

                    Genus:  Peziza

                    Genus:  Plectania

                    Genus:  Pyronema

                    Genus:  Urnula

 

                Family:  Helvellaceae

 

                    Genus:  Gyromitra

                    Genus:  Helvella

                    Genus:  Morchella

                    Genus:  Verpa

 

              Order:  Tuberales

 

                    Genus:  Genea

                    Genus:  Pseudobalsamia

                    Genus:  Tuber

 

  Class:  Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes,

                 Basidiomycotina) -- higher fungi

 

    Sub-Class:  Heterobasidiomycetes

 

              Order:  Uredinales (Rusts)

 

                Family:  Pucciniaceae

 

                    Genus:  Gymnosporangium

                    Genus:  Phragmidium

                    Genus:  Puccinia

                    Genus:  Uromyces

 

                Family:  Melampsoraceae

 

                    Genus:  Coleosporium

                    Genus:  Cronartium

                    Genus:  Melampsora

 

         Artificial Group:  Uredinales Imperfecti

 

                    Genus:  Aecidium

                    Genus:  Peridermium

                    Genus:  Uredo

 

              Order:  Ustilaginales (Smuts)

 

                Family:  Ustilaginaceae

 

                      Genus:  Schizonella

                      Genus:  Sorosporium

                      Genus:  Ustilago

 

                Family:  Tilletiaceae

 

                    Genus:  Doassansia

                    Genus:  Entyloma

                    Genus:  Tilletia

                    Genus:  Urocystis

 

              Order:  Auriculariales

                   

                Family:  Auriculariaceae

 

                    Genus:  Auricularia

                    Genus:  Eocronartium

                    Genus:  Pilacre

 

                Family:  Septobasidiaceae

 

                    Genus:  Septobasidium

                    Genus:  Uredinella

 

                  Order:  Tremellales

                   

                Family:  Tremellaceae

 

                    Genus:  Exidia

                    Genus:  Gyrocephalus

                    Genus:  Tremella

                    Genus:  Tremellodon

 

              Order:  Dacryomycetales

                   

                Family:  Dacrymycetaceae

 

                    Genus:  Calocera

                    Genus:  Dacrymyces

                    Genus:  Guepinia

 

    Sub-Class:  Homobasidiomycetes

 

(Holobasidiomycetes; Autobasidiomycetes;

        Eubasidiomycetes)

 

    SERIES:   Hymenomycetes

 

              Order:  Agaricales

 

                Family:  Exobasidiaceae

                      Genus:  Exobasidium

                      Genus:  Microstoma (?)

 

                Family:  Clavariaceae

 

                      Genus:  Clavaria

 

                Family:  Hydnaceae

 

                      Genus:  Hericium

                      Genus:  Hydnum

                      Genus:  Irpex

 

                Family:  Polyporaceae

 

                      Genus:  Daedales

                      Genus:  Favolus

                      Genus:  Fomes

                      Genus:  Merulius

                      Genus:  Polyporus

 

                Family:  Boletaceae

 

                      Genus:  Boletus

                      Genus:  Strobilomyces

 

                Family:  Agaricaceae

 

                      Genus:  Agaricus

                      Genus:  Amanita

                      Genus:  Armillaria

                      Genus:  Coprinus

                      Genus:  Pluteus

                      Genus:  Schizophyllum

 

    SERIES Gasteromycetes

 

              Order:  Hymenogastrales

 

                    Genus:  Hymenogaster

                    Genus:  Rhizopogon

                    Genus:  Secotium

 

              Order:  Hysterangiales

 

              Order:  Lycoperdales

 

                    Genus:  Bovista

                    Genus:  Calvatia

                    Genus:  Geaster

                    Genus:  Lycoperdon

                    Genus:  Tylostoma

 

              Order:  Sclerodermatales

 

                    Genus:  Pisolithus

                    Genus:  Scleroderma

 

              Order:  Phallales

 

                    Genus:  Clathrus

                    Genus:  Dictyophora

                    Genus:  Ithyphallus

                    Genus:  Mutinus

                    Genus:  Simblum

 

              Order:  Nidulariales

 

                    Genus:  Crucibulum

                    Genus:  Cyathus

                    Genus:  Sphaerobolus

 

  Artificial Class: Deuteromycota

      (Deuteromycetes or Fungi Imperfecti)

 

              Order:  Sphaeropsidales

 

                 Family:  Sphaeropsidaceae

                 Family:  Zythiaceae

                 Family:  Leptostromataceae

                 Family:  Excipulaceae

 

                    Genus:  Darluca

                    Genus:  Diplodia

                    Genus:  Phoma

                    Genus:  Phyllosticta

                    Genus:  Septoria

                    Genus:  Sphaeropsis

 

              Order:  Melanconiales

 

                 Family:  Melanconiaceae

 

                    Genus:  Colletotrichum

                    Genus:  Cylindrosporium

                    Genus:  Gloeosporium

                    Genus:  Marssonina

 

              Order:  Moniliales

 

                 Family:  Moniliaceae

 

                      Genus:  Aspergillus

                      Genus:  Cephalosporium

                      Genus:  Cephalothecium

                      Genus:  Microstroma (?)

                      Genus:  Monilia

                      Genus:  Oidium

                      Genus:  Penicillium

                      Genus:  Ramularia

                      Genus:  Trichoderma

 

                 Family:  Dematiaceae

 

                      Genus:  Alternaria

                      Genus:  Cercospora

                      Genus:  Hormodendrum

                      Genus:  Nigrospora

 

                 Family:  Tuberculariaceae

 

                      Genus:  Fusarium

                      Genus:  Tuberculina

 

                 Family:  Stilbaceae

 

                      Genus:  Graphium

                      Genus:  Isaria

 

                 Family:  Dermophyta  

                               (Dermatophytes)

 

                      Genus:  Epidermophyton

                      Genus:  Microsporon

                      Genus:  Trichophyton

 

                 Family:  Cryptococcaceae

 

                      Genus:  Candida

                      Genus:  Cryptococcus

                      Genus:  Mycoderma

                      Genus:  Pityrosporon

 

                 Family:  Rhodotorulaceae

 

                      Genus:  Rhodotorula

 

                 Family:  Sporobolomycetaceae

 

                      Genus:  Sporobolomyces

 

              Order:  Mycelia Sterilia

 

                      Genus:  Papulospora

                      Genus:  Rhizoctonia

                      Genus:  Sclerotium

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bibliography

 

1.  Modified from Backus 1960, University of Wisconsin, Madison.