Definition of Genus Ustilago
1. Noun. Type genus of the Ustilaginaceae; genus comprising the loose smuts.
Generic synonyms: Fungus Genus
Member holonyms: Loose Smut, Boil Smut, Ustilago Maydis
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Ustilago
Literary usage of Genus Ustilago
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"To this genus Ustilago belong the various kinds of smut, which are so injurious to corn and grasses. A large species occurs on the common reed, ..."
2. The Grasses of Iowa by Louis Hermann Pammel, Julius Buel Weems, Carleton Roy Ball, F. Lamson-Scribner, Harry Foster Bain (1901)
"Fri sJ transferred it to the genus Ustilago. This name is adopted by Saccardo§ and also by Plowright. || This fungus is characterized by its occurrence in ..."
3. Rust, smut, mildew, & mould: an introduction to the study of microscopic fungi by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke (1878)
"After many botanical changes, the " smut" is at length regarded as a fixed resident in tho genus Ustilago, with the specific name of ..."
4. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1888)
"... for the first time, to the sub- genus Ustilago, and linder that subgenus it is called Uredo segetum • var. ..."
5. Fundamentals of Botany by Charles Stuart Gager (1916)
"These diseases are caused by fungi of the genus Ustilago.1 The species are often named from the plant affected, for example Ustilago Avena on oats (Avena, ..."
6. A Text-book of Mycology and Plant Pathology by John William Harshberger (1917)
"The genus Ustilago, of which there are about seventy-two American species, is distinguished from the other two less important genera by its single spores ..."
7. Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire (1866)
"genus Ustilago. U. Segetum, Ditm.—Corn smut, on the ears of corn and grasses; very common. August. ..."