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  Mahadeo Atmaram Moghe

Name Professor MA Moghe
(Professor Mahadeo Atmaram Moghe)
  Gender M
Birth 1986
Specialization Zoology; Embryology
  Year of Election 1948  
  Demise 12-05-1966

Mahadeo Atmaram Moghe obtaine his PhD (1937) from University of London, UK specializing in zoology and embryology. He served as the Registrar, Nagpur University and University of Poona (1951-53); Head, Department of Zoology, University of Poona (1955-57); Research Professor of Zoology, Birla College, Pilani; Professor, Graduate School, Nagpur University; Honorary Professor of Zoology, Institute of Science, Bombay; Emeritus Zoologist, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur.

Academic and Research Achievements: Moghe contributed greatly to zoological research with taxonomy of helminth parasites, specially that of cestodes from vertebrates. He studied the development of kidney in teleostean fishes. He piloted an ICAR scheme for a survey of the nature and incidence of helminth infection in cattle, goats and sheep in the former Central Provinces and Berar, and Central India. His other areas of interest were cytochemistry, histology and development of mammalian placenta and mammalian sex organs, chromosomes and spermatogenesis in homopterous and heteropterous insects; pineal eye in the garden lizard and post-larval stages of brachiopod Crustacea. At National Envirenmental Engineering Research Institute, Moghe initiated and developed studies on biological aspects of problems connected with sewage and fouling of water.

Other Contributions: Moghe established a flourishing school of mammalian embryology at college of Science, Nagpur.

Awards and Honours: Moghe was the President, Zoology and Entomology Section, Indian Science Congress (1947). He served as Honorary Editor for the Zoological Society of India.

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