Gorlenko, Mikhail

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Gorlenko, Mikhail Vladimirovich


Born May 30 (June 12), 1908, in Vladimir. Soviet mycologist and phytopathol-ogist. Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR(1976). Member of the CPSU since 1952.

Gorlenko graduated from the University of Voronezh in 1930. From 1931 to 1941 he was a research worker at the Voronezh Plant Protection Station. From 1941 to 1955 he was head of the laboratory of the Moscow Plant Protection Station at the All-Union Institute of Plant Protection; in 1948 he became director of the station. He became head of the subdepartment of lower plants at Moscow State University in 1955.

Gorlenko has mainly studied the immunity of plants to fungus and bacterial diseases and the origin and evolution of parasitism in phytopathogenic microorganisms. He has been awarded the Order of Lenin, three other orders, and several medals.


Bolezni pshenitsy. Moscow, 1951.
Bakterial’nye bolezni rastenii, 3rd ed. Moscow, 1966.
Sel’skokhoziaistvennaiafitopatologiia. Moscow, 1968.
Kratkii kurs immuniteta rastenii k infektsionnym bolezniam, 3rd ed. Moscow, 1973.
Migratsii fitopatogennykh mikroorganizmov. Moscow, 1975.
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