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.
Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
MBY 161 GS
2 lectures per week, Fortnightly practicals/tutorials
Language of tuition
Module is presented in English
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Period of presentation
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