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Smut Fungi of the World
Smut Fungi of the World
"...the "Holy Book of Smut Fungi" because it's such an impressive work. Anyone with an interest in smut fungi cannot ignore it...a monumental work crowning more than half a century of Dr. Kálmán Vánky's life dedicated to this important and fascinating fungal group...one of the most important contributions to mycology in the XXI century, and will certainly be the most important textbook for the smut fungi for decades to come."
—Inoculum

"This massive work is one of the most important contributions to mycology in the 21st century, and will certainly be the most important textbook for the smut fungi for decades to come."
—Fungal Diversity

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This outstanding book is an essential tool in helping the scientific community to identify smut fungi everywhere. It includes keys to the genera and species and a host plant–smut fungus list and compiles more than 3,500 micrographs and line drawings into a single sourcebook.

This nearly 1,500-page treatise is authored by the worldwide authority on the subject, Dr. Kálmán Vánky, who has spent more than 50 years collecting and describing smut fungi species. The book provides complete and detailed presentations of species in 93 genera through descriptions and illustrations. The book updates our knowledge of valid scientific names and synonyms and provides taxonomic references and the host plant range of each species. Dr. Vánky’s passion for the topic shines through on every page through the excellent illustrations and detailed descriptions which complement each other to make identification easier. Having all content in a single volume allows the reader to flip back and forth between similar looking fungi for detailed comparison and analysis. 

This is a must-have resource for diagnosticians working in agricultural and food labs.
Mycologists, plant pathologists, molecular biologists, teachers and students, as well as amateurs will appreciate its clear, concise, and comprehensive descriptions.

Smut Fungi of the World


Preface
Introduction

CLASSIFICATION OF THE SMUT FUNGI AND ALLIED GENERA

KEY TO THE GENERA OF SMUT FUNGI BASED ON HOST PLANT FAMILIES

AHMADIAGO

ANOMALOMYCES

ANTHEROSPORA

ANTHRACOIDEA

AURANTIOSPORIUM

BAUERAGO

BURRILLIA

CENTROLEPIDOSPORIUM

CINTRACTIA

CINTRACTIELLA

CLINTAMRA

CONIDIOSPOROMYCES

DERMATOSORUS

DOASSANSIA

DOASSANSIOPSIS

DOASSINGA

EBALLISTRA

ENTORRHIZA

ENTYLOMA

ENTYLOMASTER

ERIOCAULAGO

ERIOMOESZIA

ERIOSPORIUM

ERRATOMYCES

EXOTELIOSPORA

FARYSIA

FARYSPORIUM

FLAMINGOMYCES

FLOROMYCES

FRANZPETRAKIA

FULVISPORIUM

GEMINAGO

GEORGEFISCHERIA

GJAERUMIA

HETERODOASSANSIA

HETEROTOLYPOSPORIUM

INGOLDIOMYCES

JAMESDICKSONIA

KUNTZEOMYCES

LEUCOCINTRACTIA

LIROA

MACALPINOMYCES

MELANIELLA

MELANOPSICHIUM

MELANOTAENIUM

MELANOXA

MELANUSTILOSPORA

MICROBOTRYUM

MOESZIOMYCES

MOREAUA

MUNDKURELLA

MYCOSYRINX

NANNFELDTIOMYCES

NARASIMHANIA

NEOVOSSIA

OBERWINKLERIA

ORPHANOMYCES

PARVULAGO

PERICLADIUM

PHRAGMOTAENIUM

PILOCINTRACTIA

PLANETELLA

PORTALIA

PSEUDODERMATOSORUS

PSEUDODOASSANSIA

PSEUDOTRACYA

RESTIOSPORIUM

RHAMPHOSPORA

SALMACISIA

SCHIZONELLA

SPHACELOTHECA

SPORISORIUM

STEGOCINTRACTIA

TALBOTIOMYCES

TESTICULARIA

THECAPHORA

TILLETIA

TILLETIARIA

TOLYPOSPORELLA

TOLYPOSPORIUM

TRACYA

TRANZSCHELIELLA

TRICHOCINTRACTIA

ULEIELLA

UROCYSTIS

USTACYSTIS

USTANCIOSPORIUM

USTILAGO

USTILENTYLOM

VANKYA

WEBSDANEA

YELSEMIA

ZUNDELIOMYCES

DOUBTFUL, EXCLUDED OR INVALIDLY PUBLISHED TAXA

ADDENDA (New species published after the manuscript was finished)

SELECTED SMUT FUNGUS LITERATURE

GENERA OF HOSTS AND THE SMUT SPECIES THAT AFFECT THEM

INDEX OF FUNGAL NAMES

"...an essential tool in helping the scientific community to identify smut fungi everywhere. This wonderful guide contains keys to the genera and species and a
host plant–smut fungus list and compiles more than 3,500 micrographs and line drawings into a single sourcebook. Anyone with an interest in smut fungi cannot ignore this must-have resource. It is essential for scientists working in agricultural and food labs, mycologists, plant pathologists, molecular biologists, teachers and students, as well as amateurs, all of whom will appreciate its clear, concise, and comprehensive descriptions. This massive work is one of the most important contributions to mycology in the 21st century, and will certainly be the most important textbook for the smut fungi for decades to come."
—Fungal Diversity

"...a major service to mycologists and plant pathologists worldwide, and at the same time a tremendous and extraordinary personal achievement... a landmark publication, destined to be the major reference work on smut fungi for decades to come, and a must-have for all key mycological and plant pathological libraries."
—Journal of the International Mycological Association

“Wow! I had the opportunity to review the page proofs for this book, and the images are amazing. The details in the scanning electron micrographs are exceptional. The images make this book unique.”
—Anthony P. Keinath, APS Publications Board Chair

"A keenly-awaited world monograph of the smut fungi is at last in the hands of the specialists interested in this remarkable group of fungi...invaluable not only to all mycologists, but also to plant pathologists, molecular biologists, and students interested in this group of parasitic fungi. There is no doubt that Smut Fungi of the World will soon become established as the seminal reference work for specialists interested in the smut fungi. Over the forthcoming decades it will be the primary citation in the reference lists of publications concerning these fungi. Kálmán Vánky is richly deserving of our plaudits and appreciation for delivering such a momentous work."
—Mycologia Balcanica

"...the "Holy Book of Smut Fungi" because it's such an impressive work. Anyone with an interest in smut fungi cannot ignore it...a monumental work crowning more than half a century of Dr. Kálmán Vánky's life dedicated to this important and fascinating fungal group...one of the most important contributions to mycology in the XXI century, and will certainly be the most important textbook for the smut fungi for decades to come."
—Inoculum

"...useful to mycologists, plant pathologists, ecologists, molecular biologists and plant conservationists, and will remain an essential ready reference for researchers in the field of smut fungi."
—Current Science

By Kálmán Vánky