An Encyclopaedia of Indian Monogenoidea

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Author: K C Pandey / Nirupma Agarwal

ISBN: 8189766228

Binding: HB

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About the Book

An Encyclopaedia of Indian Monogenoidea is the result of the authors involvement with the study of parasites for over 30 years. Based on the review of original Indian literature, the book gives a taxonomic description of all the species of Monogenoidea described from India so far. It aims to be a comprehensive source for identification of any representative of this group of parasitic worms from order to species level. The book begins with an introduction mentioning the start of studies on Monogenoidea, its morphology, biology, physiology and mode of attachment, and also prescribes guidelines and suggestions for proper fixation and handling of the material. 

An outline classification of Monogenoidea along with the history of the taxonomic work done in India from 1891 to 2007 makes it the most updated document on Indian Monogenoidea. This work is not a mere compilation of references on Monogenoidea, but an authentic account of current status of the group. This book will serve as a source of information on Indian Monogenoidea for university students, teachers, parasitologists and fishery scientists. It is a must have identification tool for specialists and young helminthologists.

About the Author

Keshav C Pandey completed his PhD and DSc degrees from the University of Lucknow, Lucknow. His long and illustrious academic and administrative experience, spanning over three decades, includes a fullterm Vice Chancellohip of CCS Univeity, Meerut. Pandey is noted for his contribution in the field of helminthology which was induced by his concern for theoretical and practical problems, especially those relating to the systematics and taxonomy of helminths parasites. He has compiled three textbooks on Zoology for university students and has more than 170 published scientific works to his credit.

For his research work, Pandey has made numerous trips to countries including Thailand, former Czechoslovakia, Japan, China Australia, Germany, France, Malta and South Africa. Pandey is a member of various national and international scientific societies. He has been honoured with a number of significant awards in recognition of his work. Currently, he is Professor at the Department of Zoology, University of Lucknow, Lucknow.

Nirupama Agrawal earned her Master's degree in Zoology and thereafter her PhD and DSc from the University of Lucknow, Lucknow. Starting her career as a lecturer in 1976, she is at present the Head of the Department of Zoology in the University of Lucknow. Actively associated with teaching and research, she has more than 120 research papers published in leading Indian and overseas journals. Her field of interest includes systematics and taxonomy of Monogenoidea. As a visiting research associate, Agrawal worked in the laboratory of Mary Bevereley Burton at the Department of University of Guelph, Canada in (1994-95).

She has attended several international symposia on Monogenoidea including those of former Czechoslovakia (1988, 1997), France (1993), Australia (2001), South Africa (2003) and China (2005) An active member of several scientific societies, Agrawal was elected President, Section of Animal, Veterinary and Fishery Sciences of ISCA in 2003.

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