Manuals and papers provided by the teacher at lesson.
Biology and anatomy of lichens and fungi.
Sistematics of Fungi and lichens.
Systematic evaluation of morphological characters.
Skills acquired use of light microscope, spot test, rapid assessment with lichens
Botanica I is recommended
Lectures, laboratory and field practice
Attendance of formal lectures, group discussions, field and laboratory activities is highly recommended.
Type of Assessment
The final oral examination aims to ensure the acquisition of knowledge and skills by an oral examination consisting in a) oral presentation of a free and b) questions on parts of the programme presented during the lectures. In this way it is possible to reliably assess the degree of achievement of the expected learning outcomes.
Fungi: evolutionary origins and phylogenetics of fungi; fungal Kingdom; anatomy, morphology and development. Reproduction;the true fungi (or Eumycota); Classification of fungi: Chytridiomycota, Blastocladiomycota, Glomeromycota, Zygomycota, Ascomycota and the Basidiomycota
Lichens: anatomy of thallus, morphology of thallus, vegetative structures and development. Systematic evaluation of morphological characters, systematic criteria. Conservation strategy, environmental response and effects, lichens and air pollution, ecological continuity, secondary metabolic products. Classification