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Related to Claviceps: Claviceps purpurea, ergot alkaloid
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Noun1.Claviceps - fungi parasitic upon the ovaries of various grassesClaviceps - fungi parasitic upon the ovaries of various grasses
fungus genus - includes lichen genera
family Hypocreaceae, Hypocreaceae - family of fungi having brightly colored fleshy or membranous ascocarps; sometimes placed in its own order Hypocreales
Claviceps purpurea, ergot - a fungus that infects various cereal plants forming compact black masses of branching filaments that replace many grains of the plant; source of medicinally important alkaloids and of lysergic acid
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EA possess the properties of bases and have a strong physiological effect, and they were named based on a trivial name of the major producers of these compounds such as mushrooms and cereal parasites belonging to the genus Claviceps (ergot).
Ergot alkaloids are produced by the Claviceps purpurae fungus, which infects rye and other cereal grains.
1978 procyonis Biacetabulum Erimyzon sucetta Intestine Bangham & Venard, meridianum 1942 Parasite Host Species Location In/On Host Bothriocephalus Micopterus salmoides Intestine claviceps Capingens Carpiodes carpio Intestine singularis Corallobothrium Ictalurus anguilla Intestine fimbriatum C.