Semester: 3 / Winter
Lectures/Classes: 0 / 0 hours
Field of study: Plant Medicine
Study cycle: 1st cycle
Type of course: compulsory
Prerequisites: Botany, Plant Physiology
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Short description: The position of fungi in natural systems. Phylogeny and ontogeny of fungi. Cytology and morphology. The basic unit of systematic fungi and fungal like organisms. The role of fungi in the biosphere. Mycorrhizal fungi and their role in ecosystems. Physiology and genetics of fungi. Fungi in the human medicine. Fungi pathogenic to plants. Laboratory techniques for fungal culture.
Full description: The position of fungi within living organisms. Cytology and organization of fungi. Phylogenetical systematic and evolution. Main taxonomic groups Protozoa (fungi like forms), Chromista and Fungi. Lichenes. Physiology of fungi. Fungal genetics. The role of fungi in nature. Medical and veterinary mycology. Fungi and plant pathology and plant protection. Industrial mycology. Chemicals, pharmaceutics and enzymes processes by fungi. Use of fungi in environmental protection. Fungal biotechnology.
Bibliography: 1. Agrios G.N., 2005. Plant pathology. Elsevier 2. Carrol G.C., Wicklow D.T. The Fungal Community, its organization and role in the ecosystem. New York, M. Dekker, 1992. 3. Alexopoulos C.J., Mims C.W., Blackwell M. Introductory mycology. New York. Willey, 1996.
Learning outcomes: Knowledge The student has a basic knowledge of the biology of fungi necessary to understand the relationship between structure and function at the level of cells, tissues, individual organisms and populations of fungi; knows and describes the basic taxa belonging to the Protista, Chromista and Mycota, knows the criteria for their classification; knows how organisms adapt the environment; knows and has the most important groups of pests; has knowledge of their importance for human and the environment. Skills Student acquires information from the literature, interpret them and draw conclusions, recognize and classify basic taxa of fungi, protozoa and chromista and communities of organisms, Students in the basic range of uses laboratory techniques used in plants medicine s, keeps the principle of safety in the laboratory . Social competences The student understands the need for learning and lifelong training on issues related to the protection of plants, understands the importance of prevention in social action for the maintenance of the health status of plants.
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: Knowledge Colloquium and the written examination Skills Active participation in the work of laboratory classes Social competences The evaluation of effects of the individual work and in the team grade obtained at classes (50%) + grade obtained at lectures (50%)

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