green smut


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green smut

[′grēn ′smət]
(plant pathology)
A fungus disease of rice characterized by enlarged grains covered with a green powder consisting of conidia, and caused by Ustilaginoidea virens. Also known as false smut.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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