Mycology - MB120P18
Title: Mykologie
Czech title: Mykologie
Guaranteed by: Department of Botany (31-120)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2018
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 4
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/2 C+Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: 165
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Guarantor: doc. Mgr. Ondřej Koukol, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): Mgr. Adéla Čmoková
MUDr. Mgr. Vít Hubka, Ph.D.
doc. Mgr. Ondřej Koukol, Ph.D.
Mgr. František Sklenář
RNDr. Zdeněk Soldán, CSc.
RNDr. David Svoboda, Ph.D.
Mgr. Karel Švec
Mgr. Petr Zehnálek
Attributes: Modul Organismy
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Annotation -
Last update: doc. Mgr. Ondřej Koukol, Ph.D. (28.08.2017)
Please note, the lectures are given in Czech language only.

The aim of this subject is a short introduction into morphology, physiology, phylogeny, characteristic features and representatives of phylogenetic lineages of Fungi and fungal-like organisms. Attention will be paid also to their distribution, diversity, importance and roles in ecosystems and their importance for human.
Literature -
Last update: doc. Mgr. Ondřej Koukol, Ph.D. (29.10.2019)

Monotematic issue 5/2017 of the journal ŽIVA and all previous articles from ŽIVA put on Moodle in connection to particular lectures are official materails and their content will be required for the exam.


Further reading: Kalina T. a Váňa J. (2010): Sinice, řasy, houby, mechorosty a podobné organismy v současné biologii. Karolinum, 608 str.

This publication is essential for terminology and life cycles of fungi and fungal-like organisms. If you do not understand from the talks any term, you may find it here. On the other hand, the book does not contain too many infromation about ecolody and systematic opinion is obsolete.


Further reading:

Willis, K. J. (ed.) (2018). State of the World’s Fungi 2018. Report. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Holec J. et al. (2012): Přehled hub střední Evropy. Academia, 624 str. (introductory chapters)

Moore D., Robson G.D., Trinci A.P.J. (2011): 21st century guide to fungi. Cambridge Uuniv. Press. 457 pp.

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: doc. Mgr. Ondřej Koukol, Ph.D. (23.10.2019)

The requirements for the practical course credit: sufficient participation on the course (min. 80% attendance), passing the test (min. 40% success ratio) and presentation of protocols. At presence 50%-80, there is a compulsory written essay, at presence lower than 50%, there is no way to get the credits.

Written exam covers the entire syllabus of the course. The exam consists of four questions that are rather wide and will test the ability to work with obtained knowledge, use proper terminology and deduce answers.

Syllabus -
Last update: doc. Mgr. Ondřej Koukol, Ph.D. (28.08.2017)

1. History, morphology and function of fungi

2. Diversity, taxonomy, nomenclature and basic taxonomic delimitation of Fungi

3. Spores – from distribution to reproduction

4. Fruiting body – its evolution and diversity

5. Saprotophs and decomposition

6. Parasitic symbioses – plants

7. Parasitic symbioses – animals and humans

8. Mutualistic symbioses – mycorrhizae and endophytes

9. Mutualistic symbioses fungi and animals

10. Distribution, areals, origin of fungi, extremophilous fungi

11. Fungal-like organisms

12. Biotechnology, application, fungi and humans

* Basic literature:

Moore D., Robson G.D., Trinci A.P.J. (2011): 21st century guide to fungi. Cambridge Uuniv. Press. 457 str.

* Relevant subjects:
Systém a fylogeneze bezcévných rostlin (B120P59)
Speciální mykologie I (B120P47)
Speciální mykologie II (B120P90)
General mycology (B120P46)