Ecology

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Foodplant / pathogen
embedded sorus of Microbotryum violaceum infects and damages live anther of Silene uniflora

Foodplant / pathogen
embedded sorus of Microbotryum violaceum infects and damages live anther of Lychnis flos-cuculi

Foodplant / pathogen
embedded sorus of Microbotryum violaceum infects and damages live anther of Silene nutans

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Microbotryum violaceum

Microbotryum violaceum, also known as the anther smut fungus, was formerly known as Ustilago violacea. It is a Basidiomycete obligate parasite of many Caryophyllaceae. But it has now separated into many species due to its host specificity.

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