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    Microbiology and Phycology


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    Unit 1: Introduction to fungi (6 lectures)
    General characteristics; Affinities with plants and animals; Thallus organization;
    Cell wall composition; Nutrition; Classification.

    Unit 2: Chytridiomycota, Zygomycota, Ascomycota and Basidiomycota (23 lecture)
    Characteristic features; Ecology and signicance; Thallus organisation; Reproduction; Life cycle with reference to Synchytrium, Rhizopus .General characteristics (asexual and sexual fruiting bodies); Ecology; Life
    cycle, Heterokaryosis and parasexuality; Life cycle and classification with reference to Saccharomyces, Aspergillus, Penicillium, Alternaria, Neurospora and Peziza. General characteristics; Ecology; Life cycle and Classification with reference to black stem rust on wheat Puccinia (Physiological Specialization), loose and
    covered smut (symptoms only), Agaricus; Bioluminescence, Fairy Rings and Mushroom Cultivation.

    Unit 3: Allied Fungi and Oomycota (7 lectures)
    General characteristics; Status of Slime molds, Classification; Occurrence; Types of plasmodia; Types of fruiting bodies. General characteristics; Ecology; Life cycle and classification with reference to Phytophthora, Albugo.

    Unit 4: Symbiotic associations (4 lectures)
    Lichen – Occurrence; General characteristics; Growth forms and range of thallus organization; Nature of associations of algal and fungal partners; Reproduction; Mycorrhiza-Ectomycorrhiza, Endomycorrhiza and their significance.

    Unit 5: Applied Mycology (10 Lectures)
    Role of fungi in biotechnology; Application of fungi in food industry (Flavour & texture, Fermentation, Baking, Organic acids, Enzymes, Mycoproteins); Secondary metabolites(Pharmaceutical preparations); Agriculture (Biofertilizers); Mycotoxins; Biological control (Mycofungicides, Mycoherbicides, Mycoinsecticides, Myconematicides); Medical mycology.

    Unit 6: Phytopathology (10 lectures)
    Terms and concepts; General symptoms; Geographical distribution of diseases; Etiology; Symptomology; Host-Pathogen relationships; Disease cycle and environmental relation; prevention and control of plant diseases, and role of quarantine. Bacterial diseases – Citrus canker and angular leaf spot of cotton. Viral
    diseases – Tobacco Mosaic viruses, vein clearing. Algal disease- Cephalurous, Fungal diseases – Early blight of potato, Black stem rust of wheat, White rust of crucifers.



    Unit :1 :History of Microbiology                       7
    Unit: 2 :Viruses                                                   20
    Unit: 3 :Bacterial Cell                                        42
    Unit: 4: Nutrition And Growth in Bacteria   53
    Unit5: Classification of Bacteria                     59
    Unit 6: Reproduction in Bacteria                    69
    Unit 7: Economic Importance of Bacteria     77
    Unit 8: Prokaryotic Microorganisms             88
    Unit 9: Respiration And Photosynthesis       97
    Unit 10 :General Characters of Algae          108
    Unit 11 :Classification of Algae                     129
    Unit 12 :Economic Importance of Algae     139
    Unit 13 :Division: Cyanophyta and Xanthophyta                                  146
    Unit 14 :Division: Rhodophyta and Phaeophyta                                    155
    Unit 15 :Division: Chlorophyta,Charophyta and Bacillariophyta       175

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    Weight0.325 kg
    Dimensions26 × 20 × 3 cm


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