smut fungi

smut fungi

a group of parasitic FUNGI from the phylum BASIDIOMYCOTA. Some are important PATHOGENS of crop plants and cause considerable agricultural losses. Smut diseases give plants a black, sooty appearance because of the presence of the TELEUTOSPORES.
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In contrast, The biotrophic smut fungi have a haploid yeast stage, Which allows simple cultivation and genetic modification.
Teaching mycology in Latin America, Peipenbring noticed that all the textbooks were written by people in the Northern Hemisphere about the Northern Hemisphere, and decided to use her own experience and observations as a specialist of smut fungi to write one focusing on the tropics.
Now in a significantly updated and expanded third edition, "Illustrated Genera Of Smut Fungi" by Kalman Vanky is a spiral bound, 288 page compendium enhanced with 116 black-and-white illustrations and is justifiably considered the basic reference on Smut Fungi.
SMUT FUNGI OF THE WORLD provides an outstanding key to identifying smut fungi and packs over 3,500 monographs and studies into nearly 1,500 pages of reference material recommended for college-level botany and science reference collections.
Smut fungi can infect many plant parts--including the grains or kernels--with these black spores.
Abstract: This is the first publication dedicated to the diversity of smut fungi in Panama based on field work, the study of herbarium specimens, and references taken from literature.
Key words: Checklist, neotropics, Panama, smut fungi, Sponsorium panamensis, Tilletiales, Ustilaginales
Smut fungi (Ustilaginomycetes and Microbotryales, Urediniomycetes; Basidiomycota; Bauer et al.
Checklists of smut fungi for neotropical countries are published for Mexico (Duran 1987; 125 species), Costa Rica (Piepenbring 1996a-c; 54 species), Colombia (Molina-Valero 1980; 40 species), and Cuba (Piepenbring and Rodriguez 1998 a-b; Piepenbring 1999; 39 species).
At present, about 1,200 species of bunts are known worldwide," says Castlebury, whose specialty is bunt and smut fungi.