Mycology Diversity

The Mycology & Metabolic Diversity Research Center has constructed huge microbial libraries consisting of more than 20,000 microbial isolates and 30,000 cultured extracts. The diversity, uniqueness and ubiquitous nature fungi elevated their status to the level of fifth kingdom and represent one of the three major evolutionary segments along with plants and animals. Fungi are placed next to arthropods and angiosperms in their richness. They are known to interact with plants. animals and microbes and lead symbiotic. mutualistic and saprophytic or pathogenic life.

Fungi are the first group of multicellular organisms that we will study. Fungi arose from a protist ancestor and are classified in the Supergroup Opisthokonta. Contemporary fungi are a widespread and ecologically important group of organisms. Most fungi obtain nutrients by decomposition of organic matter, but some are predators and others are parasites of plants and animals. While the majority of fungal species are beneficial to life on earth, some species cause diseases in crops: rusts and smuts cause serious diseases, whereas other fungi may cause only cosmetic damage.

  • Structure
  • Mode of nutrition
  • Beneficial and harmful effects
  • Source of Fungus
  • Enzymes and their types

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