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Fungal flour

Shanghai Customs has destroyed 5 kilograms of flour carrying smut fungus, which can cause fungal disease in wheat, and 8.3 kilograms of plant reproduction materials like seeds and seedlings. Smut fungus Tilletia indica is known as the “wheat killer” and has been blacklisted by more than 40 countries as a quarantine pest. If wheat is infected with, output falls by 20 percent. The items were discovered by Huangpu Customs in personal luggage transported by sea and were destroyed on Thursday. 


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