M.O.T. Iyengar

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M.O.T. Iyengar in 1923

Mandayam Osuri Tirunarayana Iyengar (1895-1963) was an Indian medical entomologist and malariologist. He worked as an entomologist in the Department of Malaria Research, Bengal and studied mosquitoes. The mermithid parasite Romanomermis iyengari and the mosquito species Culex iyengari are named in his honor.

He was a brother of the botanist M.O.P. Iyengar. The Dr M.O.T. Iyengar Memorial Award was instituted twenty years after his death in 1983 by his wife Mrs Rukmani Iyengar.[1]


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  1. ^ Iyengar, R; Gandhi, Tara; Tyagi, B. K.; Arunachalam, N.; Rajendran, R. (2009). Dr. M.O.T. Iyengar bio-bibliography of an eminent medical entomologist. Chennai: Indian Council of Medical Research Centre for Research in Medical Entomology; 3rd Conference of Medical Arthropodology Madurai, India 18-19 December 2009.