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Claviceps MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Claviceps
Tree Number(s)
B01.300.107.501.200
Unique ID
D002967
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002967
Scope Note
A genus of ascomycetous fungi, family Clavicipitaceae, order Hypocreales, parasitic on various grasses (POACEAE). The sclerotia contain several toxic alkaloids. Claviceps purpurea on rye causes ERGOTISM.
Entry Term(s)
Claviceps purpurea
Ergot Fungus
Sphacelia segetum
Registry Number
txid5110
Related Numbers
txid5111
NLM Classification #
QW 180.5.A8
Public MeSH Note
74; see ASCOMYCETES 1963-73
History Note
74(63)
Date Established
1974/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2022/05/23
Claviceps Preferred
Claviceps purpurea Related
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