loose kernel smut

loose kernel smut

[′lüs ¦kərn·əl ′smət]
(plant pathology)
A type of kernel smut disease distinguished by the ruptured spore-containing gall.
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Most sorghum cultivars were found resistant to loose kernel smut of johnsongrass, but a few can become infected.