Mycology course will examine the biology of the true fungi and other groups of organisms traditionally classified with the fungi. Topics covered will include taxonomy, life history traits, ecology, physiology, and evolutionary biology of the major classes and orders of fungi.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES (CLO)
CLO: 1. To describe the essential concepts of mycology to demonstrate the nature and major components of fungi, classification of fungi, and spread.
CLO: 2. To explain the human diseases caused the most important fungal strains
CLO: 3. To apply the use of fungi for industrial benefits.
1 General introduction of Mycology • Definitions and fungal terminologies
2 Fungal Classification, Historical Overview and significance of fungi
3 Methods of reproduction
4 Ecology, genetics, and dissemination of fungi
5 Study of the physiology of fungi
6 Interaction of fungi with hosts/vectors
7 Study of economically important fungi and fungi-like organisms belonging to Plasmodiophoromycota, Oomycota
8 Diagnostic Techniques in Mycology
9 Fungal contaminants • Diseases caused by opportunistic pathogens
10 Host responses to fungal infection-Immunity
11 The mycoses based upon “body site”. (superficial mycoses. cutaneous mycoses. subcutaneous mycoses. systemic mycoses).
12 Antifungal Therapeutic Agents
13 General economic importance of fungi • Importance of fungi in agriculture • Importance of fungi in food industry
14 Importance of fungi in medicine • Importance of fungi in biotechnology • Importance of fungi to man
15 Chytridiomycota, Zygomycota, Glomeromycota, Ascomycota, Basidiomycota and Mitosporic fungi