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Foliicolous Fungal Flora of Peppara and Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuaries in Kerala State, India

Flora / Fauna

By: VB Hosagoudar (Author)

124 pages, 32 colour plates

Balavidya Ganapathy Educational and Charitable Trust

Hardback | Jan 2009 | #202935 | ISBN-13: 9788190925105
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About this book

Leaves and other green parts of plants of plants are the most important food manufacturing mini sugar industries of the plants. Leaves indicate the health of the plants. Any malformation or ill health of the leaves directly affect the growth of the plant and it produce, which is directly proportional to the economy of the country. Hence an account of the friends and foes of the plants are top be brought to light by surveying them systematically. Foliicolous fungi (folia-leaf, cola-dweller, colous is an adjective form of cola) are the leaf dweller or leaf infecting fungi. Here the meaning of foliicolous is mainly restricted to leaf infecting, parasitic microfungi. This study helps to know:

The evaluation of the natural resources has got prime importance in the development of India. In case of the biological organisms, evaluation is achieved by identifying the individuals. Each individual is called taxon, Study of the taxa is known as taxonomy and when this is applied to biological organisms, it is known as biosystematics. Study of the individual taxon of the region/nation leads to understanding of the biodiversity of the region. Diversity richness is the indication of the prosperity of the region. To reach the prosperity, identification of an individual entity is important. This is achieved based on the efforts put in the past, present work and in future plan. 1. Host-parasite environment relation. 2. Epidemic, endemic and cosmopolitan diseases. 3. Diseases on economically important plants, endemic plants and their effects. 4. Help in the quarantine process.


Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements

1. Introduction
2. Study area
3. Materials and methods
4. Key to the fungi
5. Ascomycetes: i. Asterinaceae. ii. Englerulaceae. iii. Lembosiaceae. iv. Meliolaceae. v. Microthyriaceae. vi. Parmulariaceae. vii. Parodiellinaceae. ix. Phyllachoraceae
6. Basidiomycetes
7. Fungi imperfecti
8. Discussion

Summary
References
Host index


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