Mycology 261

Module code MBY 261
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

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.

Module credits 12.00
NQF Level 06
Service modules Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Prerequisites MBY 161 GS
Contact time 2 lectures per week, Fortnightly practicals/tutorials
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Period of presentation Semester 2

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