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Anther-smut fungal infection of South African Oxalis species: spatial distribution patterns and impacts on host fecundity.
Abstract The smut fungi (phylum Basidiomycota) contain various economically important virulent plant pathogens and may infect only specific plant organs such as flowers. Fungi may replace pollen ofExpand
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An unusual new species of Oxalis (Oxalidaceae) from the Knersvlakte, South Africa
Abstract Oxalis ericifolia differs from all other southern African Oxalis in having massive papillate protrusions on the adaxial leaflet epidermis, broadly swollen peduncular articulations, aExpand
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Impact of disease frequency and host density on pollination and transmission of an African anther-smut fungus
The vast majority of flowering plants rely solely on insects for pollination. A number of pathogens have evolved mechanisms to exploit these close associations and use pollinators as vectors ofExpand
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Thecaphora anther-smut fungi : ecology and implications for CFR Oxalis species
.................................................................................. 36 INTRODUCTION........................................................................ 37 MATERIAL ANDExpand