NEET Sample Paper NEET Sample Test Paper-14

  • question_answer Claviceps purpurea is a causal organism of

    A)  Smut of Barley

    B)  Rust of Wheat

    C)  Ergot of Rye

    D)  Powdery Mildew of pea

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    The fungus that causes the disease 'Ergot of Rye' is Claviceps purpurea. It contains many poisonous alkaloids. The hallucinogenic drug LSD is extracted from this fungi. Rust of wheat is used by Puccinia graminis. Powdery Mildew of Pea is caused by Erysiphe.


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