Mycology deals with the study of fungi as a whole, their genetic and biochemical properties, taxonomy and use to humans as a source of food, medicine and diseases caused by them to humans as well as plants. Marine mycology is the sub classification of mycology that deals with the study of fungi occurring in oceans and seas. Most fungi are extensive producers of toxins, antibiotics and secondary metabolites. One of the major roles played by fungi is symbionts as lichens (association with algae), mycorrhizae (association with plants) and insect symbionts. A vast range of fungi are capable of simplifying complex organic biomolecules like lignin, xenobiotics, petroleum, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons which makes the fungi an indispensible unit in facilitating the global carbon cycle.
Scholarly journal is a peer-reviewed journal in which scholarship relating to a particular academic discipline is published. Scholarly journals serve as forums for the introduction and presentation for scrutiny of new research, and the critique of existing research. Content typically takes the form of articles presenting original research, review articles, and book reviews. The term Scholarly journal applies to scholarly publications in all fields; this article discusses the aspects common to all academic field journals.
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