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The World of FungiThe World of Fungi

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Overview

In this seminar, students will learn many different aspects of fungal life and interactions of fungi with humans, animals, plants and themselves. Students will learn how to prepare and hold an oral talk, or how to cope with a lot of specific information from original research reports and review articles.

Contents

  1. The fungal organism
    • Diversity
    • Evolution
    • Mating types
    • Spore dispersal
    • Fungal succession
    • Xerophilic fungi
    • Wood-decaying fungi
    • Litter-trapping fungi
  2. Slime moulds and myxomycete-like organisms
  3. Fungi and plants
    • Endophytic fungi
    • Phytoparasitic fungi
    • Mycorrhiza
  4. Fungi and animals
    • Ants and fungi
    • Carnivorous fungi
    • Coprophilous fungi
    • Entomopathogenic fungi
  5. Fungi and human activities
    • Fungi and food (beer, cheese, Kombucha, Tempeh, the Great Irish Famine)
    • Fungi and medicine (mycoses, mycotoxins, medical mushrooms)
    • History of mycology and mycologists
    • Poisonous fungi (halluzinogenic fungi, Amanita phalloides, Cortinarius orellanus)

Downloads

File Description 
 Fungal Ecology 
Evolution.zip  
Fungal_succession.zip  
Litter_trapping.zip  
Mating_types.zip  
Spore_dispersal.zip  
Wood-decaying_fungi.zip  
Xerophilic_fungi.zip  
 Fungi and animals 
Ants_and_fungi.zip  
Carnivorous_fungi.zip  
Coprophilous_fungi.zip  
Entomopathogenic_fungi_1.zip  
Entomopathogenic_fungi_2.zip  
 Fungi and plants 
Endophytes.zip  
Mycorrziza.zip  
Rusts-Smuts-Mildews.zip  
Tuberculina.zip  
 Fungi and humans 
Beer.zip  
Cheese.zip  
Food_and_drink.zip  
History_of_mycology.zip  
Mycoses.zip  
Mycotoxins.zip  
Pharmaceuticals.zip  
Poisoneous_fungi.zip  
The_Great_Famine.zip