Figure S1. A naturally diseased rice paddy field with high incidence of rice false smut. The photos were taken on 29 September 2012 at Wenjiang (30·0°N, 130·0°E, east of Sichuan Province, China). In this particular field it was observed that c. 70–80% of panicles were diseased, and more than 20 smut balls were formed on the most severely infected panicles. Red arrows indicate false smut balls.

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Table S1. Types of Ustilaginoidea virens conidial sporulation on biotic and abiotic surfaces.

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