Claviceps

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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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A define medium for the production of lysergic acid alkaloids by Claviceps paspali. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 12: 641-644.
En general, entre sus causas pueden mencionarse: cetosis, fiebre de leche, intoxicaciones con Claviceps paspali y toxiinfecciones por botulismo o tetano (Sanchez et al.