A number of biotechnologically, industrially and environmentally important fungal organisms are found in the soil. Most studies on soil fungi deal with the quantification of fungi while only a few are available on their identification and description. In this handbook, the authors have provided an exhaustive account of the description of 317 species of soil fungi belonging to 122 genera All the species and genera are arranged alphabetically with related synonyms and special emphasis has been give to the keys to the species, genera, families, orders and related classification for easy identification. Handbook of Soil Fungi will be an important contribution to mycofloristics. It will serve as a guide to experts as well as beginners in the study of soil fungi and their enumeration and identification. The detailed laboratory methods dealing with isolation, cultivation, culture, media, preservation, slide preparation and ecological distribution of fungal species from various soils, and the glossary provided will serve as a complete manual. The morphological details of the fungal species, coupled with photomicrographs and camera lucida diagrams, are a special feature of this book. The present book is the first detailed monograph on soil fungi from the Indian subcontinent.
1. Introduction2. Materials and Methods3. Fungi reported from various soils of Andhra Pradesh4. Classification of Fungi5. Key to Genera6. Descriptions of Fungi7. Glossary8. Bibliography9. Index
A. Nagamani :- A. Nagamani, Osmania UniversityC. Manoharachary :-
D.Sc. has 40 years of teaching and research experience. He specializes in the areas of Mycology, Plant Pathology, Fungal Biotechnology and Microbial Ecology. He has 16 books and more than 400 research papers to his credit. He has guided 46 Ph.D. students and is at present engaged in research as Emeritus Scientist of CSIR at the Department of Botany, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.I.K. Kunwar :- I.K. Kunwar, Osmania University