corn smut


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Us·ti·la·go may·'dis

a smut species that resembles ergot of rye in its metabolic action; its black spores on the ears of corn are dispersed by wind and can cause contamination of laboratory cultures.

corn smut

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Corn smut is "perfectly delicious, with an inky, mushroomy flavor that is almost impossible to describe," she writes in The Cuisines of Mexico.
Huitlacoche, pronounced (wee-tlah-KOH-cheh) also known as Corn Smut in the United States, is a fungus that grows on corn.
In June, the company completed the sequence of a key plant disease model system, Ustilago maydis, commonly known as corn smut, marking the initiation of a plant pathology research program.