covered smut


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covered smut

[′kəv·ərd ′smət]
(plant pathology)
A seed-borne smut of certain grain crops caused by Ustilago hordei in barley and U. avenae in oats.
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Century has shown field resistance to covered smut [caused by Ustilago hordei (Pets.) Lagerh.], but has shown less resistance to loose smut [caused by Ustilago nuda (Jens.) Rostr.], than have Steptoe, Rollo, Walker, or Statehood.
Statehood has shown field resistance to barley loose smut [caused by Ustilago nuda (Jens.) Rostr.] and covered smut [caused by Ustilago hordei (Pers.) Lagerh.], and moderate resistance to powdery mildew (caused by Erysphe graminis DC.
Jaeger is susceptible to covered smut [caused by Ustilago hordei (Pers.) Lagerh], to false loose smut [caused by Ustilago avenae (Pers.) Rostr], to loose smut [caused by Ustilago tritici (Pers.) Rostr.], and to net blotch (caused by Pyrenophora teres Drechs.).