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Systematic mycology I - MB120P47E
Title: Systematic mycology I
Czech title: Speciální mykologie I
Guaranteed by: Department of Botany (31-120)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2022 to 2023
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 6
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:3/2, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Note: enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: doc. Mgr. Ondřej Koukol, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): doc. Mgr. Ondřej Koukol, Ph.D.
Annotation -
Please note, the lectures are given in Czech language only.

The course is aimed at major fungal lineages, historical and recent concepts in fungal taxonomy. Recent studies are emphasized with focus on fungal morphology, life-cycles and partially ekology. Students present selected papers during the talks. During the practics, selected fungi mentioned in the lectures are surveyed by microscopy.
Last update: Štefánek Michal, Mgr. (02.05.2022)
Literature -

Basic literature:

McLaughlin D. J., McLaughlin E. G. et Lemke P. A. [eds.] (2001): The Mycota. Vol. VII, Systematic and Evolution, Part A, Part B. - Springer-Verlag, Berlin

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

Coleman M. ed. (2010): From Another Kingdom: The Amazing World of Fungi. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. 

Last update: Štefánek Michal, Mgr. (02.05.2022)
Requirements to the exam -

To successfully complete the couse, it is required to pass both the determination test and written exam consisting of five questions (rather wide topics, detailed knowledge of the content of the course is required). 

Last update: Štefánek Michal, Mgr. (02.05.2022)
Syllabus -

 Recent and historical concepts in fungal taxonomy. The basal fungal lineages are characterized up to the Dikarya (part of the Ascomycota).

Introduction, fossil fungi, history of mycology, fungal evolution

Chytridiomycota, Microsporidie a Cryptomycota             

Practics: principles of fungal drawing, ...

Fungi, Dikarya – Introduction, Archaeorhizomycetes      

Practics: -


Practics: Mucoromycota         

Mucoromycota, Glomeromycotina         

Practics: Mucoromycota

Saccharomycotina, Taphrinomycotina   

Practics: -

Pezizomycetes, Erysiphales, Leotiomycetes (anamorphs) 

Practics: fresh collections, cultures

Leotiomycetes (anamorphs)          

Practics: fresh collections, cultures

Leotiomycetes (teleomorfy)       

Practics: fresh collections, cultures

Sordariomycetes, Xylariales, Diaporthales           

Practics: herbarium material

Sordariomycetes, Hypocreales, Sordariales         

Practics: herbarium material

Eurotiomycetes, Eurotiales        

Practics: Eurotiales

Eurotiomycetes, Onygenales, Microascales

Practics: Onygenales, Microascales



Last update: Štefánek Michal, Mgr. (02.05.2022)
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