551-0227-00L  Mycology

SemesterAutumn Semester 2018
LecturersM. Künzler
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


AbstractThe lecture gives an introduction into the field of Mycology. It provides an overview of the fungal lifestyle.
ObjectiveAt the end of the course, the student is able to…

…recognize and explain the hallmarks of the fungal lifestyle.

…to explain the building plan of a fungal cells and mycelia and their various differentiations (morphology of fungi).
…to explain the structure of the fungal genomes and their protection mechanisms (genetics of fungi).
…to distinguish the different reproduction strategies of fungi and explain their function.
…to explain the correlation between nutrition mode and ecology of fungi including the various fungal symbioses and their evolution.
…name and explain examples for the application of fungi in food production and biotechnology.
ContentThe lecture focuses on the following topics within Mycology:
1. Morphology
2. Genetics
3. Reproduction and systematics
4. Nutrition mode and ecology
5. Applications
Lecture notesnone; Powerpoint presentation and complementary literature will be provided via Moodle
Literature'Fungal Biology' by Jim Deacon (Blackwell Publishing, 4th Edition, 2006, ISBN-13: 978-1-4051-3066-0)

'21st Century Guidebook to Fungi' by David Moore, Geoffrey D. Robson, Anthony P.J. Trinci (Cambridge University Press, 3rd Printing, 2015, ISBN-13: 978-1-107-00676-7

Selection of review articles
Prerequisites / NoticeLecture starts on Sept. 24th