Biology and histopathology of Ustilago filiformis (=U. longissima), a causal agent of leaf stripe smut of Glyceria multiflora
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Technologist Institute Santa Catalina (IFSC), 1836 Llavallol, Faculty of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, National University of La Plata, Street 60 and 119, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Faculty of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, National University of La Plata, Street 60 and 119, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Chair of Botany, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, National University of Lomas de Zamora, 1832 Lomas de Zamora, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Analía Perelló
Technologist Institute Santa Catalina (IFSC), 1836 Llavallol, Faculty of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, National University of La Plata, Street 60 and 119, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Submission date: 2015-03-16
Acceptance date: 2015-11-12
Journal of Plant Protection Research 2015;55(4):429–437
The aims of this study were to clarify the reproductive biology of the Ustilago filiformis Schrank, as causal agent of the stripe smut of Glyceria multiflora, determine the infection process of the pathogen and analyze the histological changes associated host-Glyceria any fungus attack. Moreover, the life cycle of the fungus was elucidated for the first time. Both teliospores and basidiospores were found to be equally efficient in producing the infection in Glyceria plants after the plants had been inoculated. These results constitute an important contribution for the understanding of the epidemiology of the disease.
The authors have declared that no conflict of interests exist.
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