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Taxonomic Studies of Meliolales: Identification Manual

D K Agarwal (Author) V B Hosagoudar (Author)
Synopsis This monographic work includes meliolaceous members reported till the end of the year 2006. All the descriptions are based on the protologues and are written in the style of Hansford’s Monograph (1961) containing 307 species comprising of nine genera (Amazonia-11 spp., Appendiculella-20 spp., Armatella-19 spp., Asteridella-37 spp., Basavamyces and Ectendomeliola-01 species each, Irenopsis-13 spp., Meliola-204 species and infraspecific taxa and Prataprajella-01 sp.).
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About the authors

D K Agarwal

Professor D.K. Agarwal (b 13.12.1945), M. Sc (Bot.) 1967, Ph.D. (Bot.) 1974, F.P.S.I., M.N.A. Sc., F.L.M.S. (Mycologist), Division of Plant Pathology, IARI, New Delhi has contributed extensively on biodiversity of fungi, their characterization, maintenance and exploration particularly in the field of Hyphomycetes, Basidiomycetes (Rust & Smut Fungi) for the last 40 years. He has to his credit more than 350 research publications, review and popular articles and book chapters in national and international journals of repute. He has created 9 new genera and more than 250 new species of fungi for the science from India and has published 5 supplents to Fungi of India, 2 monographic books on Trichoderma and Erysiphaceae of India each beside a compendium on Soil Borne Fungi. Prof. Agarwal has guided 5 Ph. D. and 6 M. Sc. Students and has served as Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator in more than 5 ICAR Research projects. Prof. Agarwal is elected of Fellow of reputed academic bodies and journals of repute and has served as Treasurer and a Secretary of Indian Phytopathological Society for nine years. He has been awarded Prof. M.J. Narasimhan Merit Academic Award for the Best research work (1973) and best research paper (1992). He is member of the editorial and advisory boards of several reputed journals. Prof. Agarwal has visited CABIMI, U.K. and received advance level training on Identification of fungi (1987) and countries like Singapore and Malaysia.

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V B Hosagoudar

Dr. V.B. Hosagoudar, a graduate from Karnataka University; M.Sc. in Mycology from Y.C. Institute of Science, Satara (Shivaji University); DBM from D.G. College of Commerce, Satara (Shivaji University); Ph. D. and D.Sc. from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. Worked for fifteen years in Botanical Survey of India, Southern Circle, Coimbatore and now in Tropical Botanic Garden & Research Institute, Palode, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Has more than three decades of research experience in foliicolous fungi, published three books on fungi including Meliolales of India, author of more than 300 research publications in national and international journals. Member and fellow of several scientific societies; recognized Ph.D. Guide in three Universities, advisor to Microbiology to STET, Mannargudi, Tamil Nadu.

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Bibliographic information

Title Taxonomic Studies of Meliolales: Identification Manual
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170893542, 9788170893394
length x+263p., Figures; Coloured Plates; Index; 23cm.