anther smut

anther smut

[′an·thər ‚smət]
(mycology)
Ustilago violacea. A smut fungus that attacks certain plants and forms spores in the anthers.
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The second model is Microbotryum violaceum, a complex of sibling species, causing anther smut disease on different Caryophyllaceae plant species.
Anther smut disease in Dianthus silvester (Caryophyllaceae): natural selection on floral traits.
Such is the case for the spread of anther smut, Ustilago violacea, by pollinators visiting its host, Silene alba (Antonovics and Alexander, 1992).
The anther smut disease Ustilago violacea (Pers) Fuckel (= Microbotryum violaceum (Pers) G.
One plant-pathogen system in which the interaction between pollen and pathogen dispersal is likely to be important is anther smut disease, which occurs in the Caryophyllaceae, Dipsacaceae, Liliaceae, and Portulacaceae (Thrall et al.
This study explores aspects related to the second and third possibilities of how anther smut affects pollen dispersal and seed production in a population of Silene acaulis that is gyno-dioecious.
Previous work on pollinator attraction and floral traits for hosts affected by anther smut has focused on three species, Silene latifolia (=Silene alba) (Alexander 1987, 1989, 1990, Shykoff and Bucheli 1995), Silene dioica (Hassan and MacDonald 1971, Lee 1981, Elmqvist et al.
Pathogens that fruit in the flowers or inflorescences of their hosts, such as loose smut of barley (Ustilago nuda), anther smut of many Caryophyllaceae (U.
Epidemiology of anther smut infection of Silene alba caused by Ustilago violaceae: patterns of spore deposition and disease incidence.
The data to be used in our examples are the location, disease status, and gender of 245 individual plants [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1 OMITTED] from a natural population of Silene latifolia infected with an anther smut, Microbotryum violaceum (Alexander and Antonovics 1988).
The pollinator and/or vectors of the anther smut do not appear to be constrained by the same linear forces acting on the plant population.
Mantel tests from a population of Silene latifolia infected with anther smut.