INTRODUCTORY MYCOLOGY

BOTANY 461/561

Cordyceps myrmecophila


SYLLABUS

Lectures:

WEEK DATE TOPIC
1 Sept. 30 Introduction: Overview of fungi
Oct. 4 Zoosporic fungi I: Oomycetes
2 Oct. 7 Zoosporic fungi II: Chytridiomycetes
Oct. 11 Zygomycetes I: Mucorales
3 Oct. 14 Zygomycetes II: Endogonales and vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizae
Oct. 18 Basidiomycetes I: Agaricales; gilled fungi
4 Oct. 21 Basidiomycetes II: Agaricales; gilled fungi
Oct. 25 Basidiomycetes III: mating systems and somatic incompatibility
5 Oct. 28 Basidiomycetes IV: boletes
Nov. 1 Basidiomycetes V: Hypogeous fungi and gasteromycetes
6 Nov. 4 Basidiomycetes VI: Polypores
Nov. 8 Basidiomycetes VII: Rusts and Smuts
7 Nov. 11 Ascomycetes I: biodiversity & general taxonomy
Nov. 15 Ascomycetes II: Operculate Discomycetes; Pezizales
8 Nov. 18 Ascomycetes III: Inoperculate Discomycetes; Leotiales
Nov. 22 Ascomycetes IV: Pyrenomycetes & Plectomycetes
9 Nov. 25 Ascomycetes V: Loculoascomycetes
Nov. 29 Thanksgiving
10 Dec. 2 Ascomycetes VI: Yeasts
Dec. 6 Slime molds
11 Finals week

Laboratories and Field Trips:

WEEK DATE TOPIC
1 Sept. 30 Introduction; Phytophthora; setup Phytophthora inoculations of potato slices
Oct. 4 observe Phytophthora on potato slices; observe cultures of zoosporic fungi; setup water & soil isolations of zoosporic fungi
2 Oct. 7 observe & transfer water & soil isolations of zoosporic fungi; observe chytrid cultures
Oct. 11 Rhizopus lab; setup dung moist chambers
3 Oct. 14 Pilobolus & VAM lab
Oct. 18 Field trip to Mac Forest
4 Oct. 21 Agaric taxonomy
Oct. 25 Field trip to Mac Forest
5 Oct. 28 Exam & Lab Practical
Nov. 1 Field trip Mac Forest
6 Nov. 4 Basidiomycete taxonomy
Nov. 8 Field trip Mac Forest
7 Nov. 11 Discomycete taxonomy
Nov. 15 Field trip to Mac Forest
8 Nov. 18 Pyrenomycete taxonomy
Nov. 22 Field trip to Mac Forest
9 Nov. 25 Anamorphic fungi
Nov. 29 Thanksgiving vacation
10 Dec. 2 Work on collections
Dec 6 Slime molds; Collections due
11 Dec 9-13 Final Exam & Practical


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