Definition of Protoascomycetes
in some classifications
: a subclass of Ascomycetes characterized by the lack of an ascocarp, by the production of asci directly from the fertilized ascogonium, and by a small and definite number of spores in each ascus — compare euascomycetes , hemiascomycetes
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