Medicine: general issues
Classification of plants in general and fungi in particular is a neglected discipline and there are very few institutions where the work is going on. In the present book, which is first of this kind, we compile all fungi occurring in forest of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
A large number of collerctions of forest fungi has been made from forest of the central India and preserved at mycology herbarium of the Institute: the fungi were identified and documented. Many fungi were found new to science, while many others are reported as new host and fungal records from India are reported in the present work. The present work will be helpful in developing TFRI as center for taxonomy of fungi and an identification service for forest fungi will be provided by this institute in near future.
In the present work we compile all funig with their full desciption and illustrations. In this endeavour 17 lower fungi, 187 ascomycete, 65 basidiomycete were described and systematically arranged following the recent classification.
About the Authors
Dr. R K Verma presently working as scientist ?D? and Head, Forest Pathology Division at Tropical Forest Research Institute, He has successfully completed 4 research projects on biofertilizers and taxonomy of fungi and was associated with 5 other projects. He is a member of many academic societies and was awarded FPSI by Indian Phytopathological Society. He has published 79 research papers in Indian and Foreign Journals and written 3 book chapters. He has published 4 new genera and 60 new species of fungi. Because of the reference value of this outstanding achievement his name appeared in the 9th edition of Marquis Who?s Who in science and engineering 2006-07.