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  1. Ustilago, genus Ustilago(noun)

    type genus of the Ustilaginaceae; genus comprising the loose smuts

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  1. Ustilago

    Ustilago is a genus of approximately 200 smut fungi parasitic on grasses. There is a large research community that works on Ustilago maydis including researchers at the University of Georgia, Philipps-Universität Marburg, University of British Columbia and others. Research with this organism has led to better understanding of the genetics underlying self-non-self recognition through elucidation of the mating type system as well as fundamental aspects of signal transduction and cell-cycle regulation. U. maydis is also eaten as a traditional Mexican food known as huitlacoche. The genome of U. maydis has been sequenced.

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  1. Ustilago

    A genus of basidiomycetous smut fungi comprising the loose smuts.


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