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flag smut

noun, Plant Pathology
1.
a disease of cereals and other grasses, characterized by stripes of black spores on the affected leaves and stems, which later dry up and become shredded, caused by several smut fungi of the genus Urocystis.
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  • In addition, the sturdy wheat also fought off two other costly diseases--flag smut and snow mold.
  • Issues surrounding deregulation of flag smut were discussed.
  • There are few reports of flag smut on durum wheats and triticales.

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