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BIOL 357 - Mycology

An introduction to the fungal kingdom with a focus on the fleshy fungi. Topics include classification and diversity of fungi, the economic importance of fungi in terms of both beneficial (e.g. yeast) and harmful (e.g. pathogens) species, and the ecological roles of fungi as decomposers, nutrient cyclers, and mycorrhizae. The lab portion of the course will include forays for collecting fungi and field identification, as well as microscopy techniques for identifying fungi. Prerequisite: BIOL 210 or 211. Fall.