Ustilago maydis

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Noun1.Ustilago maydis - a common smut attacking Indian corn causing greyish white swellings that rupture to expose a black spore mass
genus Ustilago, Ustilago - type genus of the Ustilaginaceae; genus comprising the loose smuts
corn smut, cornsmut - a smut fungus attacking Indian corn
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Formation of cellobios lipids by growing and resting cells of Ustilago maydis.
Maize smut is a kind of fungus caused by the pathogenic plant fungus Ustilago maydis.