covered smut
noun Date: 1900 a smut disease of grains in which the spore masses are held together by the persistent grain membrane and glumes

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  • covered smut — noun a smut fungus causing a smut disease of grains in which the spore masses are covered or held together by the grain membranes • Hypernyms: ↑smut, ↑smut fungus * * * noun : a smut disease of grains in which the spore masses are covered or held …   Useful english dictionary

  • Covered smut (barley) — Ustilago hordei Result of covered smut on oat (1) and barley (2), illustration published in M. Cilenšek: Naše škodljive rastline (1892) Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Smut (fungus) — The smuts are fungi, mostly Ustilaginomycetes (of the class Teliomycetae, subphylum Basidiomycota), that cause plant disease.Smuts affect grasses, notably including cereal crops such as maize. They initially attack the plant s reproductive system …   Wikipedia

  • smut fungus — noun any fungus of the order Ustilaginales • Syn: ↑smut • Derivationally related forms: ↑smut (for: ↑smut) • Hypernyms: ↑fungus • H …   Useful english dictionary

  • head smut — noun smut fungus attacking heads of corn or sorghum and causing a covered smut • Syn: ↑Sphacelotheca reiliana • Hypernyms: ↑smut, ↑smut fungus • Member Holonyms: ↑Sphacelotheca, ↑genus Sphacelotheca * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • False loose smut — Taxobox color = lightblue name = Ustilago nigra regnum = Fungi phylum = Basidiomycota classis = Ustilaginomycetes subclassis = Ustilaginomycetidae ordo = Ustilaginales familia = Ustilaginaceae genus = Ustilago species = U. nigra binomial =… …   Wikipedia

  • loose smut — noun 1. disease of grains; the entire head is a dusty mass of spores • Hypernyms: ↑smut 2. 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 • Hypernyms: ↑smut …   Useful english dictionary

  • barley smut — noun : either of two diseases of barley: a. : a naked or loose smut caused by a fungus (Ustilago nuda) b. : a covered smut caused by a related fungus (U. hordei) …   Useful english dictionary

  • kernel smut — noun : covered smut * * * Plant Pathol. a disease of sorghum and other grasses in which the grains are replaced by the black spores of a smut fungus, esp. of the genera Tilletia and Ustilago …   Useful english dictionary

  • naked smut — noun : a smut fungus (as Ustilago nuda or U. tritici) that converts the entire inflorescence of the host into a loose powdery mass of spores compare covered smut …   Useful english dictionary

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