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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3

Keywords

Western Australia, Cereal smut disease, Cereal smut

First Page Number

74

Last Page Number

83

Abstract

The well-known smut diseases of wheat, oats and barley are caused by fungal parasites which produce masses of soot-like fungal seeds or spores in the plants they attack, and it is from this dark coloured spore material that the name "smut" is derived.

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