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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ustilago, genus Ustilago(noun)

    type genus of the Ustilaginaceae; genus comprising the loose smuts


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ustilago

    us-ti-lā′gō, n. a genus of parasitic fungi, causing smut.—adj. Ustilagin′eous.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Ustilago

    A genus of basidiomycetous smut fungi comprising the loose smuts.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ustilago in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ustilago in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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