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Noun1.Ustilago - type genus of the Ustilaginaceae; genus comprising the loose smuts
fungus genus - includes lichen genera
loose smut - a smut fungus of the genus Ustilago causing a smut disease of grains in which the entire head is transformed into a dusty mass of spores
boil smut, Ustilago maydis - a common smut attacking Indian corn causing greyish white swellings that rupture to expose a black spore mass
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Dimorphism in fungal pathogens: Candida albicans and Ustilago maydis--similar inputs, different outputs.
The 21 genera were as follows: Ustilago, Trichoconiella, Torula, Tetraploa, Pestalotia, Pantaspora, Mucor, Monacrosporium, Inesiosporium, Graphium, Dactylella, Cylindrocarpon, Paecilomyces, Leptosphaeria, Leptographium, Chaetomium, Cercospora, Spadicoides, Pithomyces, Sphacelotheca, and Pyricularia.
We obtained the genomic data of 5 species (i.e., Ganoderma sp., Lentinus tigrinus, Bjerkandera adusta, Phanerochaete chrysosporium, and Antrodia sinuosa) from the Joint Genome Institute (JGI) and those for 18 other species (i.e., Ceriporiopsis subvermispora, Fibroporia radiculosa, Fomitopsis pinicola, Wolfiporia cocos, Postia placenta, Phanerochaete carnosa, Trametes versicolor, Dichomitus squalens, Trametes cinnabarina, Cryptococcus neoformans, Ustilago maydis, Neurospora crassa, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Schizophyllum commune, Pleurotus ostreatus, Agaricus bisporus, Auricularia delicate, and Tremella mesenterica) from NCBI.
A crystalline organo-iron pigment from a rust fungus (Ustilago sphaerogena).
Ustilago scitaminae is the causative agent of whip smut in sugarcane.
Ustilago maydis killer toxin as a new tool for the biocontrol of the wine spoilage yeast Brettanomyces bruxellensis.