DETAILS: 

COURSE NAME: Mycology
PROGRAM:  B.Sc. Microbiology
SEMESTER: Three
CREDITS: Three

SYLLABUS:

  • Module 1 (8 hours)
    Introduction & Historical overview of mycology , General characteristics
    Importance of fungi in Human life, Fungi –Taxonamy and Systematics

  • Module 2 (9 hours)
    Fungal Metabolism,Fungal Growth-
    Apical growth Fungi- Reproduction and Life cycles, Macro fungi-Ascomycota and Basidiomycota

  • Module 3 (14 hours)
    Saccharomyces cerevisiae-Model organism ,   Mushrooms and their medical relevance , Mycotoxins and Mushroom poisoning Fungi- Ecological importance Mycorrhiza, Lichens

  • Module 4 (14 hours)
    Medical mycology- Culture methods fungi, Diagnosis, Dimorphism Mycoses (Superficial) (Opportunistic) Systemic)
    Host responses to fungal infection-Immunity Antifungal agents

Text book

  1. Introductory mycology, Alexopoulos, et al
     

Reference books

  1.      Topley & Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections, Volume 4: Medical Mycology -- by Leslie Collier, et al;
  2.      Medical Mycology and Human Mycoses -- by Everett Smith, Ph.D. Beneke, Alvin Lee, Ph.D. Rogers