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Clavicipitales: Ergot by Claviceps Purpurea

 

Class: Ascomycetes

Sub-class: Hymenomycetidae I, Hymenomycetidae II.

Order: Clavicipitales

Family: Clavicipitaceae

Genus: Claviceps

 

Vegetative structure

Hyphae septate, well branched, pale brown or brown.

  • Blood clotting.
  • Ergotism disease (in rye).

 

Economic importance

  • The fungus causes ergot of rye.
  • Ergotism disease of domestic animal.
  • Alkaloid- child breathing Ergotism
  • Ergotamine- Blood clotting Ergonovic

 

 

Life cycle of Claviceps purpurea.

About Abulais Shomrat

Abulais Shomrat
Currently in 4th year (Hons) in Department of Botany, University of Dhaka. Planning to have multiple careers one by one but promised to be with 'Plantlet' as long as it's primary stage remains unfinished.

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