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A survey conducted among researchers resulted in a list of the most important phytopathogenic fungi, with each researcher choosing three that he or she thought most significant. The fungi that received the most votes formed the list.
Smut fungi are agents of disease responsible for significant crop losses worldwide.
A tumor-causing maize fungus with the unsavory-sounding name "corn smut" wields different weapons from its genetic arsenal depending on which part of the plant it infects.