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Unformatted text preview: focus on its specific relationship with its corresponding bacteria or fungi. a. By doing this project I would not only explore the garden and choose a plant that would most interest me but also incorporate Tony’s lectures regarding coevolution, convergent evolution, and divergent evolution as well as mutualistic relationships. 4) How has corn smut developed/evolved and how does it affect corn? (i.e. what kind of relationship exists between the fungus and the corn crop itself?) What are the positive and negative affects of corn smut? Production wise, could the pros outweigh the cons? What about health wise? a. Corn smut is a pathogenic fungus that causes disease on maize. Although it decreases yield for farmers, it is also commonly eaten in several countries where it is prevalent like Mexico....
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- Summer '11
- Corn smut, Sara Vidovic