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Ustilago maydis

Known as: Ustilago carbo-maydis, Ustilago segetum, Uredo segetum 
A species of smut fungi in the phylum Basidiomycota. This species forms tumor-like structures on the aerial parts of corn plants.
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Highly Cited
2013
Highly Cited
2013
The basidiomycete Ustilago maydis causes smut disease in maize, with large plant tumors being formed as the most prominent… Expand
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Highly Cited
2010
Highly Cited
2010
Tailor-Made Tumor The biotrophic smut pathogen Ustilago maydis specifically infects the important crop plant, maize. The pathogen… Expand
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
The fungal pathogen Ustilago maydis establishes a biotrophic relationship with its host plant maize (Zea mays). Hallmarks of the… Expand
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
Ustilago maydis is a ubiquitous pathogen of maize and a well-established model organism for the study of plant–microbe… Expand
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Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
In the phytopathogenic fungus Ustilago maydis, the switch to filamentous growth and pathogenic development is controlled by a… Expand
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Highly Cited
1996
Highly Cited
1996
Ustilago maydis is a dimorphic fungus with a yeast-like non-pathogenic form and a filamentous (hyphal) pathogenic form that… Expand
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Highly Cited
1995
Highly Cited
1995
The production of trichothecene mycotoxins by some plant pathogenic species of Fusarium is thought to contribute to their… Expand
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Highly Cited
1995
Highly Cited
1995
In the plant pathogenic fungus Ustilago maydis, sexual and pathogenic development are controlled by the multiallelic b mating… Expand
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Highly Cited
1994
Highly Cited
1994
Cell recognition and mating in the smut fungus Ustilago maydis have been proposed to involve specific pheromones and pheromone… Expand
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Highly Cited
1989
Highly Cited
1989
Two loci (the incompatibility or mating type loci), a and b, govern the life cycle of Ustilago maydis, a fungal pathogen of corn… Expand
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