Content (Syllabus outline)

Basic characteristics of fungal kingdom, introduction to the morphology and taxonomy of the fungi, physiology, ecology and reproduction. The role of spores in the reproduction and fungal spreading, genetic variability and evolution, selection - fungal strains. Fungal ecological roles: parasitism, saprophytic, symbiosis. Fungal growth condition and growth regulation. Fungi in the biotechnology: economical role of the fungi in selected industries (medicine, forestry, textile industry, wood industry, food …); yeasts and moulds as sources of proteins,  fungal cultivation, primary and secondary metabolites. Importance of the fungi for food production, energy production, (ethanol, diesel, biogas …), development of the trees, agricultural plants, decorative plants ... Applications in the fields of waste management, remediation of the polluted environment, revitalisation of the soil and cultural artefacts.


Requirements for enrolment:

Inscription to adequate academic year.


Terms of Prerequisites:

Prerequisite for exam and practical examination is minimal 90 % presence at practical course.