|Module code||MBY 261|
|Faculty||Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences|
Organisation and molecular architecture of fungal thalli, chemistry of the fungal cell. Chemical and physiological requirements for growth and nutrient acquisition. Mating and meiosis; spore development; spore dormancy, dispersal and germination. Fungi as saprobes in soil, air, plant, aquatic and marine ecosystems; role of fungi as decomposers and in the deterioration of materials; fungi as predators and parasites; mycoses, mycetisms and mycotoxicoses; fungi as symbionts of plants, insects and animals. Applications of fungi in biotechnology.
|Service modules||Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology|
|Prerequisites||MBY 161 GS|
|Contact time||Fortnightly practicals/tutorials, 2 lectures per week|
|Language of tuition||Module is presented in English|
|Department||Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology|
|Period of presentation||Semester 2|
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