Ustilago maydis

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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.
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Huitlacoche (corn smut), caused by the phytopathogenic fungus Ustilago maydis, as a functional food.
Insights from the genome of the biotrophic fungal plant pathogen Ustilago maydis.
Two members of the Ustilago maydis velvet family influence teliospore development and virulence on maize seedlings.
Comparative QTL mapping of resistance to Ustilago maydis across four populations of European flint-maize.
Isolation of UmRrm75, a gene involved in dimorphism and virulence of Ustilago maydis.
PALABRAS CLAVE / Concanavalina A / Lectina / Ustilago maydis /
Christensen JJ (1963) Corn smut caused by Ustilago maydis.
Perez-Santiago A, Saavedra E, Perez-Campos E, Cordoba F (2000) Effect of plant lectins on Ustilago maydis in vitro.
Perez-Santiago A, Saavedra HE, Perez-Campos E, Cordoba F (2002) In vitro induction of Ustilago maydis development with Concanavalin A.