EEB 468 - Biology of Fungi
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)
Department: LSA Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS
Waitlist Capacity:
20
Advisory Prerequisites:
BIOLOGY 162 or 163 or 171 & 172 & 173 or 195 & 173.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course provides an introduction to all aspects of fungal biology, including: biodiversity, genetics, ecology, and the importance of fungi to society. Fungi are ubiquitous, and students will learn to recognize and identify fungi as well as to study the myriad roles they play in ecosystems as saprobes, parasites, and mutualists. Fungi are also excellent model systems and we will investigate their use as genetic models and study how the dawn of the post-genomic era has impacted the field. The course will be composed of one hour of lecture followed by two hours of laboratory exercises, experiments or field trips.

One mid-term exam, a lab practical, and final exam are anticipated. As part of the evaluation students will curate a living and preserved collection of fungi.

This course is intended for students with general interest in biology and biodiversity and who would like to learn about these fascinating and often overlooked organisms. Graduate students whose research interfaces with fungi should also find the course useful.

Lectures will be based on Introductory Mycology, 4th ed. Alexopoulos, Mims & Blackwell

EEB 468 - Biology of Fungi
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
44909
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
002 (LAB)
 
44910
Open
4
 
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TuTh 2:00PM - 4:00PM
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