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Ustilago scitaminea

sugarcane smut

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Species description or overview

Sugarcane smut disease
Sugar cane smut disease description, symptoms and references are provided by the University of Florida extension service.

Taxonomy & nomenclature

Ustilago scitaminea information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Ustilago scitaminea, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

Full-text articles

New race of sugarcane smut on Maui View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
"One variety [of sugarcane] considered to be completely resistant was H78-7750. This had never been seen to become infected with smut. However, in 2001 several seed fields on Maui were observed to have smut whips. It was confirmed that this variety was infected with a new race of the smut fungus, but was still resistant to the old smut race." [excerpted from abstract]

Sugarcane smut disease
Sugar cane smut disease description, symptoms and references are provided by the University of Florida extension service.

Sugarcane smut disease View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
"Sugarcane smut was first noted in South Africa in 1877. It is caused by the fungus Ustilago scitaminea. The disease is sometimes referred to as "culmicolous" smut of sugarcane because it affects the stalk of the cane. At one time or another, sugarcane smut has been important in nearly every sugarcane growing country in the world." [excerpted from first paragraph of article]

Other resources

Sporisorium scitamineum (sugarcane smut)
Information on Sporisorium scitamineum (sugarcane smut) is available from Wikipedia.

Sugarcane smut information (Wikipedia)
Information on sugarcane smut is availalble from Wikipedia.

Ustilago scitaminea (sugarcane smut) (Wikipedia)
Information on Ustilago scitaminea (sugarcane smut) is available from Wikipedia.

Google search for information on sugarcane smut
Search the internet with Google for information on sugarcane smut in Hawaii.

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