Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
402023122006GENERAL MYCOLOGY-IICompulsory364
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The dispersal and the positive/negative interaction mechanisms with micro and macroorganisms of fungi in the ecological balance of nature is very important. By identifiying the higher organised fungi, it will be possible to make provisions needed in the healh sector. Besides a major part of biotechnology is including both fungi and the production of their primary/secondary metabolites in order to benefit from their industrial products. The aim of this course is to learn the identification of fungi, to emphasize the importance of fungi in the protection of the ecological balance, protection of the environment and their importance in healh and biotechnological developments.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr .Alev Haliki UZTAN
Learning Outcomes
1Comprehending the importance of fungi in ecology and environment concepts
2Comprehending the interactions of fungi with all microorganisms and macroorganisms in nature
3Aprehending the positive interactions of fungi with humans, plants and animals and aprehending the benefits of the associations of fungi and other living organisms
4Learning the biologies and the reproduction mechanisms of the organisms in the fungal systematics
5Learning the damage mechanisms of fungi causing human, animal and plant diseases
6Identifying the harnful fungi and gaining the precaution skills
7Comprehending the importance of the primary and/or secondary metabolites of fungi and their usage in biotechnology
8Improving the synthesising capability and offering ideas by using his knowlegde and by applications in order to find solutions to the problems caused by fungi
9Being able to search the database about fungi and being able to use and present the knowlegde that he/she gained
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Fungal Ecology: saprotrophs, commensalism, mycoparasites, insect and nematode parasites, endophytes and epiphytes, plant pathogens , mycorhiazaea, lichenes, mycotoxins and toadstool toxins, human pathogens and fungal antibiotics Phylum Ascomycota, Filamentous Ascomycetes (Pyrenomycetes; Peritecial Ascomycetes); Apotecial Filamentous Ascomycetes (Discomycetes); Filamentous Ascomycetes with ascostroma (Loculoascomycetes); Other Filamentous Ascomycetes (Erysiphales = mildews); Phylum Basidiomycota (General Characteristics and Systematics); Mushrooms (Agaricales, Aphyllophorales, Gasteromycetes) ; Rust fungi (Uredinales and Ustilaginales); Other members of Basidiomycetes (Tremellales, Auriculariales)
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Fungal Ecology: SaprotrophsIdentification of the genus Penicillium (lecturing)
2Commensalism, mycoparasites, insect and nematode parasites, endophytes and epiphytesIdentification of the genus Penicillium (Identification in species level, macroscobik and microscobic observations)
3Mycotoxins and toadstool toxinsAsexual Ascomycetes: Phoma, Venturia, Trichoderma, Cladosporium, Stachybotrys, Curvularia, Helminthosporium, Alternaria, Doratomyces, Fusarium, Beauveria
4Human pathogens and fungal antibiotics Loculoascomycetes Loculoascomycetes: Venturia, Mycospharella
5Pyrenomycetes and plant pathogens Peritecial Ascomycetes: Sordaria, Chaetomium
6Fungal cultivation media, nutrient uptake and assimilation Discomycetes and Lichenes Apotecial Ascomycetes: Helvella, Morchella,, Peziza
7Powdery MildewsSphaerotheca, Podosphaera, Erysiphe, Microsphaera, Uncinula., Leveillula., Phyllactinia.,
8Mid-term ExamMid-term Exam
9Basidiomycetes: General Characteristics and SystematicsBasidiomycetes (General Characteristics)
10MycorhiazaeaField work and identification of plant patogens
11Urediniomycetes: General Characteristics and SystematicsRust Fungi: Puccinia., Uromyces, Phragmidium, Tranzschelia,Gymnosporangium, Melampsora, Ustilaginales: Ustilago sp.
12Ustilaginiomycetes.Tremellales, Auriculariales: General Characteristics and SystematicsAuriculariales, Tremallales: Auricularia, Tremella
13Aphyllophorales and ligninolytic, cellulolytic enzymesAphyllophorales: Schizophllum, Craterellus, Cantharellus, Fomes, Polyporus, Lenzites, Ganoderma, Clavaria, Stereum, Hydnum, Sparassis,
14Agaricales: General Characteristics and SystematicsAgaricales: Boletus, Suillus, Russula, Lactarius, Hygrophorus, Amanita, Armillaria, Marasmius, Clitocybe, Lepiota, Volvariella, Psilocybe, Agaricus, Cortinarius, Coprinus.
15Gasteromycetes: General Characteristics and SystematicsGasteromycetes: Rhizopogon, Scleroderma, Geastrum, Tulostoma, Calvatia, Lycoperdon, Geastrum, Phallus, Nidularia, Cyathus.
16Final ExamRotation 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 • Anke,T., Fungal Biotechnology, Chapman and Hall, 1997
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
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Laboratory14228
Report Preparation428
Report Presentation122
Self Study13226
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11010
Reading14114
Report122
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)132
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PO
1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
PO
7
PO
8
PO
9
PO
10
PO
11
PO
12
PO
13
PO
14
LO1 5      44  54
LO2 4     44   45
LO3  4          5
LO4344 3    54  3
LO53 4    3    3 
LO6       4 55  3
LO7  555  55554  
LO8  55 555 555 5
LO9              
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
Ege University, Bornova - İzmir / TURKEY • Phone: +90 232 311 10 10 • e-mail: intrec@mail.ege.edu.tr