ⓘ Thermoascus

                                     

ⓘ Thermoascus

Thermoascus is a genus of soil fungi in the family Trichocomaceae. Species in the genus are characterized by the production of heat-resistant ascospores. Thermoascus was circumscribed by German botanist Hugo Miehe in 1907.

The species Thermoascus aurantiacus, is of scientific interest because it highlights a heat-resistant hydrolase enzymes that could be used in biotechnological applications such as the conversion of biomass into biofuels.