Claviceps


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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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Durante la recorrida del potrero se detecto una infestacion (no cuantificada) de las gramineas preponderantes con el hongo Claviceps purpurea.
The cause of ET is often ascribed to the ingestion of specific alkaloids (e.g., ergotamine and dihydroergotamine) produced by the Claviceps purpurea fungus as result of consumption of grain infested by fungi [2, 3,8].
Ergosterol, also called provitamin D2, is found in fungi such as Saccharomyces and other yeasts, mushrooms, and Claviceps purpurea, which causes the fungal disease ergot, for which ergosterol is named.
Variation in chemical composition of orb webs built by the spider Nephila claviceps (Aranae, Tetragnathidae).
nidulans [12, 22-24], Fusarium graminearum [25], Fusarium oxysporum [26], Botrythis cinerea [27], Magnaporthe oryzae [28], and Claviceps purpurea [29].
There are other plants such as cannabis, Abrus precatorius, toxalbumin in Ricinus communis, cocaine from Erythroxylum coca, ergot alkaloids from Claviceps purpureaand morning glory lily, poison hemlok, reserpine, and digitalis glycosides in foxglove involved in toxic manifestations in other parts of the country.