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PL PATH 501 MYCOLOGY                                                                                 (2L+1P) II

Objective
To provide basic information regarding, nomenclature, historical development, classification of fungi. Different structures produced by fungi and their identification.

Theory

UNIT I
Historical introduction to Mycology, definition of different terms, basic concepts.

UNIT II
Importance of Mycology in Agriculture, relation of fungi to human affairs, history of mycology.

UNIT III
Morphology of reproductive structures and conidiogenous cells, Spore types, Saccardo’s spore grid, groups and its taxonomic bearing, Concepts of nomenclature and classification, fungal biodiversity, reproduction in fungi.

UNIT IV
The comparative morphology, ultrastructure, characters of different groups of fungi up to generic level: (a) Myxomycota and (b) Eumycota- i) Mastigomycotina ii) Zygomycotina, iii) Ascomycotina, iv) Basidiomycotina, v) Deuteromycotina. Lichens types and importance, fungal genetics and variability in fungi

Practicals
Detailed comparative study of different groups of fungi; collection, identification and preservation of specimens. Isolation and identification of plant pathogenic fungi.

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