Ustilago   Background Ustilago is the largest genus of the Ustilaginaceae in the order of smut fungi, Ustilaginales, with about 200 currently accepted species (Vánky 2013). Ustilago and related genera contain many important plant pathogens that destroy the inflorescence or culms of grasses (Poaceae) (Vánky 2011). Some agriculturally...

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