smut fungus


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smut fungus

[′smət ‚fəŋ·gəs]
(mycology)
The common name for members of the Ustilaginales.
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Brumbley, "Genetic variation in a worldwide collection of the sugarcane smut fungus Ustilago scitaminea" in Proceedings of the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technology, vol.
If the host plant is infected with the smut fungus Microbotryum violaceum, females will still visit the blossoms but will rarely oviposit on the flowers (Biere et al., 2002).