(1907 – 29 October 1988)

Aleksandra Aleksandrovna Ablakatova

Aleksandra Aleksandrovna Ablakatova was a leading mycologist and plant pathologist, receiving her higher education in the Faculty of Plant Protection of the Leningrad [St Petersburg] Agricultural Institute. After graduating from the Institute in 1935 she was sent the Soviet Far East by the People's Commissariat for Agriculture, and was appointed to the State Quarantine Plant Inspectorate, where she worked first as a plant pathologist and later held the position of Laboratory Director. In 1955 she moved to the Laboratory of Lower Plants in the Biological & Soil Institute of the Far East Branch of the USSR Academy of Sciences. In 1965 she defended her thesis to become a Candidate of Biological Sciences. From 1965 to 1973 she headed the Laboratory of Lower Plants.

Her main subjects of scientific research were fungal diseases of fruit plants and lianas of the southern part of the Soviet Far East, and fungi in general of that region, and her publications numbered 30 works including monographs, articles and brochures. She died on 29 October 1988.

Lists. Publications. Kirk & Ansell form of name: Ablak.

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