Mycology is the branch of biology concerned with the study of fungi, including their genetic and biochemical properties, their taxonomy and their use to humans as a source for tinder, medicine (e.g., penicillin), food (e.g., beer, wine, cheese, edible mushrooms), and entheogens, as well as their dangers, such as poisoning or infection. A biologist specializing in mycology is called a mycologist.
From mycology arose the field of phytopathology, the study of plant diseases, and the two disciplines remain closely related because the vast majority of "plant" pathogens are fungi.
The High Impact factor journal Virology & Mycology is an open access online journal, which publishes original full length, short research articles (letters) and reviews on all areas of Mycology. The High Impact factor Virology & Mycology journal, is an open access that aims to provide complete and reliable information on current developments in the field of Mycology. The emphasis is on publishing the articles of good quality which are rapidly and freely available worldwide.
Last date updated on June, 2014