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Fungi - Botany/Plant Path 332

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Photos: Marie Trest

Fungi include a diverse range of symbionts (beneficial and pathogenic) and saprobes. This introductory mycology course will survey the major groups of fungi and other organisms traditionally studied by mycologists with an emphasis on understanding the whole fungus, including ecology and evolutionary relationships.

Lectures will focus on aspects of fungal biology, ecology, taxonomy and evolution.

In the laboratory sessions and on fieldtrips to local areas, students will learn techniques used by mycologists to observe diverse fungal groups, and how to isolate and identify fungi from the environment.

From the 2018 - 2019 Undergraduate Catalog:

Botany/Plant Pathology 332. 4 credits. Growth, development, variability and dispersal of saprophytic, parasitic, and symbiotic fungi, with a consideration of their ecological and economic significance.

Requisites - Sophomore standing; not open to special students. 5 credit intro course in Botany
Breadth - Biological Sci. Counts toward the Natural Sci req
Level - Intermediate
L&S Credit - Counts as Liberal Arts and Science credit in L&S
Grad 50% - Counts toward 50% graduate coursework requiremen

For more information, contact:

Lecturer: Dr. Mehdi Kabbage
Email: kabbage@wisc.edu

Lecturer: Dr. Anne Pringle
Email: apringle2@wisc.edu

Laboratory Coordinator/Instructor and for enrollment questions:
Marie Trest, M.S.
Office: 137 Birge Hall
Phone: 608-262-7475
email: marie.trest@wisc.edu