In the era of superspecialities with increasing trend of writing elaboratively on a single topic, "Gall forming rust fungi from Maharashtra" by Dr. Kuvalekar and Dr. Gandhe fills in a much needed gap in the availability of a good book for mycology students and researchers. This book includes the biochemical analysis of two gall forming rust fungi from Maharashtra. The techniques presented in the book can be utilized by any laboratory involved in biochemistry research on rust fungi. The variations in the activity of different defense enzymes, in response to the infecting pathogen and progress of the disease, can serve as important biochemical markers for early detection of infection. The analysis of 18S rDNA sequence and its phylogenetic analysis gives valuable insights into the phylogenetic trends of rust fungi in addition to the importance of telial hosts and morphology of pycnia and aecia. gall forming rust fungi have never been screened before in the fashion presented in the book. reason for development of hypertrophy In summary, the book as most of the readers will find, is simple and student-friendly which would benefit the students and researchers in the field of rust fungi.