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- Valverde, M.E.; Paredes-Lopez, O.; Pataky, J.K.; Guevara-Lara, F.
- Critical reviews in food science and nutrition 1995 v.35 no.3 pp. 191-229
- life cycle (organisms); Ustilago zeae; novel foods; traditional foods; food composition; edible fungi; history; plant development; Zea mays; disease control; plant diseases and disorders
- ... Huitlacoche is the ethnic name applied to the young fruiting bodies (galls) of the fungus Ustilago maydis, which causes common smut of maize (Zea mays L). Biologists and agronomists have historically used U. maydis as a model to study a wide array of genetic, physiological, ecological, and phytopathological phenomena. In Mexico and other Latin American countries, huitlacoche has been used traditio ...