Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
402023051997GENERAL MYCOLOGY-ICompulsory356
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Fungi make an enormous contribution to our life. They are using production of food and antibiotics. They recognize as important composers of organic detritus. Over the last three decades, fungi have been utilized for the production of recombinant proteins. The aim of this course is to provide detailed description of the biology, biotechnological applications and medical significant of fungi.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. Füsun B. UÇAR
Learning Outcomes
1To recognize the importance of filamentous fungi and yeasts
2To recognize principles of the fungal system using methods of conventional and molecular biology
3To adapt the information on the biology, physiology and reproduction of fungi to everyday life
4To recognize virulence factors of pathogens or opportunistic fungi, which cause diseases in humans, plants and animals, and transmission pathway to recognize the effects of antibiotics produced by fungi on human, plant and animal diseases
5Recognize the effects of antibiotics produced by fungi on human, plant and animal diseases
6To recognize the importance of fungi in the decomposition of organic compounds in the nature
7To recognize the importance of physiology and reproduction of fungi in the production and consumption of foods
8To recognize the importance of fungal genetic mechanisms during recombinant protein production
9To recognize the benefits of the association between fungi and yeasts, and other living organisms
10To develop skills in order to present suggestions and to synthesize them in the light of the data obtained while solving the problems likely to arise due to fungi and yeasts
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Introduction to fungi and their significance human; Fungal morphology and fungal cultivation media; Fungal physiology, fungal nutrition and cellular biosyntheses; Nutrition uptake and assimilation; Fungal biosynthetic patways and alternative respiration patways; Fungal cell wall growth, C metabolism, N metabolism and growth factors; Regulation of mating in yeasts, parasexuel analysis, heterocaryosis; Proteomic and genomic analysis of fungi, heterolog protein expression in fungi; Physical and chemical control methhods of fungi, fungal cell death; Characteristics of Chytridiomycetes, Zygomycetes members; Characteristics of Ascomycetes and Archiascomycetes members; Characteristics of Yeasts and Asexuel Ascomycetes members; Characteristics of Plectomycetes members; Antifungal agents for use in human therapy, antibiotics, enzymes production from fungi.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to fungi and their significance human Introduction to fungi, the activity of detrimental and useful to human
2Fungal morphology and fungal cultivation media Isolation methods of fungi from soils, air and water
3Fungal physiology, fungal nutrition and cellular biosynthesesIsolation of Chytridiomycetes, Myxomycetes
4Nutrition uptake and assimilationZygomycetes: Absidia, Mucor, Cunninghamella, Rhizopus
5 Fungal biosynthetic patways and alternative respiration patwaysArchiascomycetes: Pneumocystis carini, Taphrina
6Fungal cell wall growth, C metabolism, N metabolism and growth factorsSaccharomycetales (Yeast, Nucleus, pseudohypha and hypha, of C. albicans, tube of germ, formation of clamidispore, staining and ascospore staining)
7Regulation of mating in yeasts, parasexuel analysis, heterocaryosisSaccharomycetales; Biochemical identification of yeast
8Midterm
9Proteomic and genomic analysis of fungi, heterolog protein expression in fungi Filamentouos ascomycetes, asexuel structures: conidium, kondiophore, fructification structures
10Physical and chemical control methhods of fungi, fungal cell death Filamentouos ascomycetes, sexuel structures: perithecium, apethecium, cloistotechium, ascostroma
11Characteristics of Chytridiomycetes, Zygomycetes members Identification of Aspergillus species
12Characteristics of Ascomycetes ve Archiascomycetes membersIdentification of Aspergillus species
13Characteristics of Yeasts and Asexuel Ascomycetes members Identification of Penicillium species
14Characteristics of Plectomycetes membersIdentification of Penicillium species
15Antifungal agents for use in human therapy, antibiotics, enzymes production from fungiFinal exam
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
• Deacon, J., Fungal Biology, 4th Ed. Blackwell Publishing, 2006 • Kavanagh, K., Fungi, Biology and Applications, 1th Ed. John Wiley and Sons Ltd, 2005 • Alexopoulos, C.J., Mims, C.W., Blackwell, M., Introductory to Mycology, 4th Ed. John Wiley and Sons Ltd, 1996 • Moore, D., and Frazer, L.A.N., Essential Fungal Genetics, 1th Ed. Springer-Verlag, 2002 • Arora, D.K., Handbook of Fungal Biotechnology, 2th Ed. Marcel Dekker Inc, 2004
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination166
Final Examination166
Report Preparation4312
Report Presentation9545
Criticising Paper11666
Individual Study for Homework Problems4312
Individual Study for Mid term Examination166
Individual Study for Final Examination166
Reading14228
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)187
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO15 4 5    5 3  
LO25    5  5   2 
LO3 45   5     3 
LO45    4  3    5
LO5 5 54 4  5  5 
LO6        5  4  
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LO84     5  4   4
LO9  443   5     
LO10     5 4   5  
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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