Structure, taxonomy, reproduction and ecological characteristics of fungi, classes of
fungi; basic principles of fungal physiology, germination and dormancy, growth and
spore structure, spore reproduction and dissemination; importance of fungi, fungal
pathogens of animals and man, fungal interactions with other micro-organisms e.g.
algae, higher plants, edible mushrooms, yeast, fungi in industries. Fungal nutrition
carbon, nitrogen, minerals and vitamins requirements