Naumov, Nikolai Aleksandrovich
Born Mar. 6 (18), 1888, in St. Petersburg; died July 6, 1959, in Leningrad. Soviet botanist. Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1946).
After graduating from the University of St. Petersburg in 1910, Naumov worked in the Bureau of Mycology and Phytopathology. Beginning in 1929 he worked at the All-Union Scientific Research Institute for Plant Protection, where he headed the laboratory from 1939 to 1954. He was a professor at the Leningrad Agricultural Institute from 1916 to 1941 and at Leningrad State University from 1926 to 1954.
Naumov’s principal works were on mycology and phytopathology. He studied the mycoflora of the European USSR, Middle Asia, the Altai, and the Far East. He contributed to the taxonomy of Mucorales, describing about 200 new species of fungi. He also studied parasitism and immunity, fusarium wilt and rust of cereal grains, and clubroot of cabbage. Naumov was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor and various medals.