#130: Order Pucciniales, the Rust Fungi

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  1. October 17, 2016

    […] of the order Pucciniales.  These obligate plant pathogenic organisms are commonly known as rusts (FFF#130).  Many rusts have complex life cycles and produce multiple types of spores.  A number of rusts […]

  2. October 17, 2016

    […] relatives), and the Ustilaginomycotina (smuts and relatives).  FFF has previously treated rusts (FFF#130) and various mushrooms, so this post will help form a more complete picture of the […]

  3. July 21, 2017

    […] fungus Hemileia vastatrix.1–3 H. vastatrix is, as its common name implies, a member of the rusts (FFF#130). Unlike most rusts, however, it has a simple infect-sporulate life cycle, which is likely one […]

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