Overview

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Corn smut (Ustilago maydis) is a pathogenic plant fungus that causes smut disease on maize and teosinte (Euchlena mexicana). The fungus forms galls on all above-ground parts of corn species, and is known in Mexico as huitlacoche; it is eaten, usually as a filling, in quesadillas and other tortilla-based foods, and soups.

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Ecology

Associations

In Great Britain and/or Ireland:
Foodplant / pathogen
erumpent sorus of Ustilago maydis infects and damages live stem of Zea mays
Other: sole host/prey

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