Cytology and ultrastructure of interactions between Ustilago esculenta and Zizania latifolia

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Ustilago esculenta is a biotrophic smut fungus that parasitizes Zizania latifolia, an edible aquatic vegetable of the southern China region. Infection results in swelling of the upper parts of the Z. latifolia culm which are called jiaobai and have a unique flavor and delicacy and are popular among Chinese. The infection process of Z. latifolia by U… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11557-011-0765-y

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