Smut

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Description

A disease found on cereal grains that is cause by fungi. Smut occurs on corn (maize), grasses, onion, and sorghum. It appears as localized fuzzy, soot-like areas called sori on seeds, leaves, stems, flower parts, and bulbs. The sori release a black powder of spores that is readily dispersed in the air.

Synonyms and Related Terms

bunt; sori

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