THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING

His crop isn't pretty, but it tastes great

By Eric Goldscheider
Globe Correspondent / August 31, 2005

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Wm Levine's search for a high-value crop led him to smut. That's the word often used to describe an unattractive fungus called Ustilago maydis , which maize farmers in the United States have gone to great lengths to banish from their fields. (Full article: 874 words)

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