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Effect of Infection by Ustilago striiformis var. agrostidis on Inflorescence Development on Agrostis palustris. Clinton F. Hodges, Associate Professor of Horticulture and Agronomy, Departments of Horticulture and Agronomy, Iowa State University, Ames 50010; Phytopathology 62:583-584. DOI: 10.1094/Phyto-62-583.

Ustilago striiformis var. agrostidis partially inhibited production of inflorescences on Agrostis palustris ‘Seaside’. Inflorescences on plants affected with stripe smut failed to produce seed and were often distorted. Sori were produced in rachises, glumes, and anthers but not in other organs of spikelets.