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Illustrated Genera of Smut Fungi, Third Edition
Illustrated Genera of Smut Fungi, Third Edition
"...valuable information for the taxonomist of fungi."
—Journal of Phytopathology

"The APS PRESS deserves special appreciation for flawless, quality presentation and speedy publication of this book."
—Current Science

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.

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In Illustrated Genera of Smut Fungi, Third Edition, the world’s top authority on the topic, Dr. Kálmán Vánky, uses molecular phylogenetic analyses and extensive collecting activity to bring you a better and expanded classification of smut fungi. In this third edition, 104 recognized genera of smut fungi are identified, described and illustrated, compared to the second edition, in which 77 genera are identified.

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.

Illustrated Genera of Smut Fungi, Third Edition

Preface to the 1st edition
Preface to the 2nd edition
Preface to the 3rd edition
Contents
Introduction
The classification of smut fungi
Results and problems of the classification of smut fungi
Host plants of the smut fungi
Septal pore and host-parasite interaction in smut fungi
Cellular host-Parasite interaction types of smut fungi
Classification of smut fungi and allied taxa
Synonyms, excluded genera, anamorphs, ascomycetous smuts
Key to the genera of smut fungi based on host plant families
Glossary
Descriptions and illustrations of genera; Abbreviations

Ahmadiago
Aizoago
Angiosorus = Thecaphora
Anomalomyces
Antherospora Anthracocystis
Anthracoidea
Aurantiosporium
Bambusiomyces
Bauerago
Bauhinus = Microbotryum
Burrillia
Centrolepidosporium Cintractia
Cintractiella Clintamra
Conidiosporomyces
Cornuella = Tracya
Dermatosorus
Didymochlamys = Kuntzeomyces Doassansia
Doassansiopsis
Doassinga
Eballistra
Elateromyces = Farysia Endosporisorium = Macalpinomyces
Entorrhiza
Entyloma
Erratomyces
Exoteliospora
Farysia
Farysporium
Franzpetrakia
Fulvisporium
Geminago
Georgefischeria
Ginanniella = Urocystis
Glomosporium
Granularia = Urocystis
Gymnocintractia = Ustanciosporium
Heterodoassansia
Heterotolyposporium
Ingoldiomyces
Jamesdicksonia
Kuntzeomyces
Leucocintractia
Liroa
Lundquistia
Macalpinomyces
Melaniella
Melanopsichium
Melanotaenium
Microbotryum
Milleria = Testicularia
Moesziomyces
Moreaua
Mundkurella
Mycosarcoma = Ustilago
Mycosyrinx
Nannfeldtiomyces
Narasimhania
Necrosis = Ustilago
Neovossia
Oberwinkleria
Orphanomyces
Perichlamys = Kuntzeomyces
Pericladium
Pericoelium = Ustilago
Phragmotaenium
Planetella
Poikilosporium = Thecaphora
Polycystis = Urocystis
Polysaccopsis = Urocystis
Pseudodermatosorus
Pseudodoassansia
Pseudotracya
Restiosporium
Rhamphospora
Schinzia = Entorrhiza
Schizonella
Schroeteria = ascomycete
Setchellia = Doassansia
Sorosporium = Thecaphora
Sphacelotheca
Sporisorium
Stegocintractia
Stereosorus = Burrillia
Testicularia
Thecaphora
Tilletia
Tilletiaria
Tolypoderma = Moesziomyces
Tolyposporella
Tolyposporidium = Moesziomyces
Tolyposporium
Tothiella
Tracya
Tranzscheliella
Trichocintractia
Tuburcinia = Urocystis
Ulea = Uleiella
Uleiella
Urocystis
Ustacystis
Ustanciosporium
Ustilagidium = Ustilago
Ustilago
Ustilentyloma
Vankya
Vossia = Neovossia
Websdanea
Whetzelia = Ustacystis
Xylosorium = Pericladium
Yelsemia
Yenia = Ustilago
Zundeliomyces
Zundelula = Dermatosorus


Doubtful or excluded genera

Angiosorus = Thecaphora
Cintractiella
Crozalsiella = Ustilago
Endosporisorium = Macalpinomyces
Endothlaspis = Sporisorium
Ginanniella = Urocystis
Juliohirschhornia = Ustilago
Kweilingia = Uredinales
Polycystis = Urocystis
Schroeteria = ascomycete
Sorosporium = Thecaphora
Yenia = Ustilago

Regional floras
References
Index of fungus names

"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

“…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

Publish Date: 2013
Format: 8.5" x 11" softcover
ISBN: 978-0-89054-428-0
Pages: 288
Images: 116 black and white images
Publication Weight: 3 lbs

By Kálmán Vánky

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