stinking smut

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stinking smut

n.
See bunt3.

stinking smut

n
(Plant Pathology) a smut that affects wheat and is caused by the fungus Tilletia caries. Also called: bunt

bunt1

(bʌnt)
v.t.
1. (of a goat or calf) to push with the horns or head; butt.
2. to tap (a pitched baseball) close to home plate, usu. by facing the pitcher and allowing the ball to bounce off the bat.
v.i.
3. to push something with the horns or head; butt.
4. to bunt a baseball.
n.
5. a push with the head or horns; butt.
6.
a. the act of bunting a baseball.
b. a bunted baseball.
[1760–70; orig. British dial.: push, strike; of obscure orig.]
bunt′er, n.

bunt2

(bʌnt)

n.
1. the middle part of a square sail.
2. the part of a fishing net in which the catch is made.
[1575–85; orig. uncertain]

bunt3

(bʌnt)

n.
a smut disease of wheat in which the kernels are replaced by the black foul-smelling spores of fungi of the genus Tilletia. Also called stinking smut.
[1595–1605; earlier, puffball]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stinking smut - disease of wheat characterized by replacement of the grains with greasy masses of smelly smut spores
smut - destructive diseases of plants (especially cereal grasses) caused by fungi that produce black powdery masses of spores
2.stinking smut - similar to Tilletia caries
smut fungus, smut - any fungus of the order Ustilaginales
genus Tilletia, Tilletia - a genus of fungi belonging to the family Tilletiaceae
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The major causes of reduction of wheat yield in Pakistan include seed-borne Stagonospora, common bunt (stinking smut) and loose smut.
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wheat breeders were looking for a way to breed resistance to a new stripe rust outbreak, PI 178383 was found to have resistance to 4 races of stripe rust, 35 races of common bunt, and 10 races of dwarf bunt--as well as tolerance to flag smut and snow mold.
The [F.sub.2] through [F.sub.5] generations were grown at the Greenville Experimental Farm, North Logan, UT, as bulk populations with selection for desirable height, maturity, vigor, and resistance to common bunt [caused by Tilletia tritici (Bjerk.) G.
It is susceptible to common bunt [caused by Tilletia laevis Kuhn in Rabenh.
graminis Pers.:Pers.), susceptible to common bunt [caused by Tilletia laevis Kuhn in Rabenh.
Brundage 96 is similar to Brundage, being susceptible to cephalosporium stripe (caused by Hymenula cereal& Ellis & Everh.), strawbreaker foot rot [caused by Pseudocercosporella herpotrichoides (Fron) Deighton], septoria tritici blotch (caused by Septoria tritici Roberge in Desmaz.), common bunt [caused by Tilletia tritici (B jerk.) G.
The [F.sub.2] through [F.sub.5] generations were grown as bulk populations with selection for agronomic types including height, maturity, vigor, and resistance to common bunt [caused by Tilletia tritici (Bjerk.) G.
Like Laura, P8901-AQ1A2B1B was susceptible to loose smut [caused by Ustilago tritici (Pers.) Rostr.] and common bunt [caused by Tilletia caries (DC.) Tul.
Wynne exhibits resistance to Common bunt [caused by Tilletia laevis Kuhn in Rabenh.