Ustilago maydismedical dictionary

A species that resembles ergot of rye in its metabolic action; its black spores on the ears of corn are dispersed by wind and can cause contamination of laboratory cultures.

Synonyms: corn ergot, corn smut, Ustilago zeae.

(05 Mar 2000)

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