Production and Marketing of

  title={Production and Marketing of},
  author={William F. Tracy and Chino Vargas and Lydia Zepeda and Jerald K. Pataky and Michael A Chandler},
Ustilago maydis (Ustilaginaceae) has, perhaps, the unique distinction of being the causal organism of a highly prized edible delicacy and much reviled disease. The fungus causes common corn smut, a disease which can result in economic losses wherever maize (Zea mays L., Poaceae) is grown (Smith and White 1988). Common smut is especially a problem in processing sweet corn, where the galls and spores can foul the equipment and result in an unappetizing product. On the other hand, the very same… CONTINUE READING
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