loose smut

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loose smut

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(Plant Pathology) a disease of cereal grasses caused by smut fungi of the genus Ustilago, in which powdery spore masses replace the host tissue
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Noun1.loose smut - disease of grainsloose smut - disease of grains; the entire head is a dusty mass of spores
smut - destructive diseases of plants (especially cereal grasses) caused by fungi that produce black powdery masses of spores
2.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
smut fungus, smut - any fungus of the order Ustilaginales
genus Ustilago, Ustilago - type genus of the Ustilaginaceae; genus comprising the loose smuts
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Statehood has shown field resistance to barley loose smut [caused by Ustilago nuda (Jens.) Rostr.] and covered smut [caused by Ustilago hordei (Pers.) Lagerh.], and moderate resistance to powdery mildew (caused by Erysphe graminis DC.
It is susceptible to loose smut (caused by Ustilago nuda (Jens.) Rostr.) and to septoria leaf blotch (caused by Septoria passerinii Sacc.).
Century has shown field resistance to covered smut [caused by Ustilago hordei (Pets.) Lagerh.], but has shown less resistance to loose smut [caused by Ustilago nuda (Jens.) Rostr.], than have Steptoe, Rollo, Walker, or Statehood.
Millennium has shown resistance to barley loose smut [caused by Ustilago nuda (Jens.) Rostr.] and covered smut [caused by Ustilago hordei (Pers.) Lagerh.] and moderate resistance to powdery mildew (caused by Blumeria graminis DC.