DESCRIPTION OF COURSES
PL PATH 601 ADVANCED MYCOLOGY (2L+1P) II
To provide deep insight of fungal systematic, fungal structures and their role in identification. Recent developments in fungal classification including chemo and molecular taxonomy. Genetics and variability among fungi and their economic and industrial importance.
General introduction, historical development and advances in mycology.
Recent taxonomic criteria, morphological criteria for classification. Serological, Chemical (chemotaxonomy), Molecular and Numerical (Computer based assessment) taxonomy.
Interaction between groups: Phylogeny. Micro conidiation, conidiogenesis and sporulating structures of fungi imperfecti. Morphology and reproduction of representative plant pathogenic genera from different groups of fungi. Sexual reproduction in different groups of fungi.
Population biology, pathogenic variability/vegetative compatibility.
Heterokaryosis and parasexual cycle. Sex hormones in fungi. Pleomorphism and speciation in fungi. Mechanism of nuclear inheritance. Mechanism of extra-nuclear inheritance. Biodegradation.
Study of conidiogenesis- phialides, porospores, arthospores. Study of fruit bodies in Ascomycotina. Identification of fungi up to species level. Study of hyphal anastomosis. Morphology of representative plant pathogenic genera from different groups of fungi.