NEW!In this third edition, Kálmán Vánky presents a better and expanded classification of smut fungi. Here, 104 recognized genera of smut fungi are identified, described, and illustrated compared to 77 genera in the second edition.
"This edition with a wealth of taxonomic information packed with quality presentation, is a complete book for mycologists of smut fungi and plant pathologists who want to work with them. They can find unscanned families of plants for smut fungi. Even plant flora can help them in tracing these fungi, where members of the unrecorded families are abundant. The book is of immense use to researchers, teachers, students, and amateur taxonomists working on smut fungi. The work is a reflection of the author's almost half-a-century devotion and scaling of more than fifty countries of the world to read these interesting groups of fungi. The APS PRESS deserves special appreciation for flawless, quality presentation and speedy publication of this book."-- Current Science
While Illustrated Genera presents many theoretical aspects in connection with smut fungi, it particularly helps readers recognize and identify in which genus it belongs. It also discusses problems with smut fungi classification, stimulating researchers to solve them.
Identification is made easier in this edition through 116 black and white illustrations, amended descriptions, and a new key to the smut fungus genera, one based on host plant families. And with the help of the recently published Smut Fungi of the World, Dr. Vánky’s complementary book on this important topic, the nearly 1,700 known species of smut fungi can be identified.
This reference source provides stimulation and utility for all interested in mycology, phytopathology, taxonomy, and botany, including students, teachers, researchers, government- scientists, and even amateurs. Every diagnostic lab and agricultural library should have access to the new update of this classic manual.
With more than 60 years of research and experience in the field of smut fungi, resulting in the description of more than 400 new species, 46 new genera, and 12 new families published in more than 225 papers and several books, Dr. Kálmán Vánky, world authority on the smut fungi, presents highly scientific work in an easily understandable form.
“…justifiably considered the basic reference on Smut Fungi. A masterwork of scholarship…an especially recommended reference and textbook for academic library collections and for students of mycology, phytopathology, taxonomy and botany.” -- Midwest Book Review
Praise for the Previous Edition...
"...an excellent reference that belongs in every disease diagnostic laboratory...diagnosticians will consult this book frequently when they encounter unusual specimans that are not listed in other references."-- Inoculum
“Without any doubt this book will be welcomed by plant pathologists and mycologists all over the world and should be present in all botanical and agricultural libraries.”-- Journal of Plant Protection
"This will now be the first point of call for all unsure of the genus."-- Mycotaxon
"The book is the best manual of smut fungi, and an essential work for mycologists, plant pathologists and students all over the world."-- Czech Mycology
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