551-0227-00L  Mycology

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersM. Aebi
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


AbstractThe lecture gives an introduction into the field of Mycology. It provides an overview of the fungal lifestyle (hyphal growth/mycelium; reproductive cycles; ecology of the fungi; use of fungi)
ObjectiveUnderstanding the fungal life form.
Knowledge of the specific properties of the fungal cell
Knowledge of the different reproductive cycles in all fungal phyla
Knowledge of the different nutritional modes of the fungi; correlation with habitat and ecology
Knowledge of the application of fungi in food production and biotechnology
ContentThe lecture focuses on the following topics within Mycology:
1. The fungal lifestyle
2. Differentiation processes of the Mycelium
3. Reproductive cycles and systematic grouping of fungi
4. Ecology of the fungi
5. Use of fungi
Lecture notesnone; hand-outs will be prepared before the lectures
Literaturenone
Prerequisites / Noticenone