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Prerequisites: "C-" or better in (BIOL 1620 OR BIOL 2010).
From mushrooms to molds, this course will provide an overview of the enormously diverse Kingdom Fungi, with an emphasis on their ecology and evolution. Through lectures and labs, this course will use a phylogenetic framework to introduce the major groups of fungi, demonstrate how to recognize and document them, and discuss their significance to the environment and human society. The lab will include a field excursion followed by molecular identification of collected samples using DNA sequencing and phylogenetic analysis.