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smut

(smŭt),
A fungal disease of cereal grains caused by species of Ustilago and characterized by dark brown or black masses of spores on the plants; for example, corn smut (U. maydis); loose smut of wheat (U. nuda)

smut

(1) Obscenity—i.e., lewd language or conversation.
(2) Pornography, see there.

smut

a group of fungal infections of the seedheads of cereals. Infected grain fed to livestock may be poisonous.

barley smut
Ustilago hordei thought to cause infertility and stillbirths.
wheat smut
Tilletia tritici thought to cause glomerulonephritis in pigs.
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The varietal response to whip smut in each cluster was also screened out (Table 2 and 3).
We previously developed two SSR markers (Xtxp13 and Xtxp145) tightly linked with the resistance to sorghum head smut physiological race 3, with the Xtxp13 located in sorghum chromosomes 2, and Xtxp145 located in chromosomes 6, and the recombination percentage between markers and resistant gene are 9.
Maize grown on heavily manured soil often develops severe smut, especially in hot and humid conditions.
C'est une delivrance de ne pas avoir a defendre le statu quo, car les resultats pervers du SMUT au Canada sont tellement bien connus qu'ils ne valent pratiquement pas la peine d'etre repetes.
Milling will remove damage caused by kernel smut and some other pathogens, but often the kernels are chalky and smaller than normal.
This study explores aspects related to the second and third possibilities of how anther smut affects pollen dispersal and seed production in a population of Silene acaulis that is gyno-dioecious.
The result revealed that lines carrying Ht1, Ht2 and head smut QTL had resistance level and yield over donor Ent17, Ent12, lines carrying Ht1 and Ht2, and lines carrying Ht1 and head smut QTL, suggesting that marker assisted-selection strategy can be used effectively to select high yielding and resistance level in breeding materials in maize.
DAVID Cameron put the need to protect our children from greedy firms and adult smut at the heart of his pitch for voters' trust.
The Greenwich High School mother, who asked not to be identified, said the Smut List' is the talk of the school.
It is, in large parts - some of those parts being very large indeed - nothing but smut and, when taken to the lowest common denominator, the 112-page hardback tome is a veritable mountain of muck.