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Baij Nath Singh

Baij Nath Singh, Indian protozoologist and microbiologist (Varanasi 31 July 1914 – Lucknow 29 December 1985)



Showed that some aerobic free-living amoebae could cause fatal human meningoencephalitis

Demonstrated that avirulent strains of Entamoeba histolytica could be made virulent by feeding them with cholesterol in culture

Made significant contributions to the phenomenon of cystations showing the role that amino acids and cAMP play in process


DESCRIBED PROTOZOA TAXA

Families

Nathellidae 1953

Schizopyrenidae 1952

Genera

Bawdenium 1982 with Misra & Sharma

Carteria 1982 with Misra & Sharma

Cutleria 1982 with Misra & Sharma

Didascalus 1952

Greeffia 1979 with Hanumaiah

Nathella 1953

Platyamoeba 1979 with Hanumaiah

Russellia 1979 with Hanumaiah

Sahnium 1982 with Misra & Sharma 

Schizopyrenus 1952

Tetramastigamoeba 1979

Thorntonius 1981 with Misra & Sharma


HONORS (Protozoa)

Singhamoeba Sawyer, Nerad & Munson 1992

Singhella Chang 1971