Utah Valley University
Since we are back in a face-to-face setting, we will be running this course as a course-based undergraduate research experience. This web page is still a very good resource for learning about fungi, but consider it “enrichment material” rather than a map of the course. It was built with a remote learning model in mind for when we were unable to do lab work in-person.
This webpage will host links to all resources and videos, and serves as a roadmap for the semester, listing readings, assignments, etc.
The course consists of several components:
The course is broken into 4 rough sections:
1. Getting to know fungal biology and major groups (get ready for a bunch of mycological terminology)
2. Fungi as the enemy (human and plant pathogens, fungal distribution, secondary compounds)
3. Fungi as a friend (mutualistic symbioses)
4. Molecular mycology (intro to modern methods and fungal bioinformatics)
Course assumptions (about you):
21st Century Guidebook to Fungi (This is pretty useful for this class!) Full download link for older edition (zipped).
“The Fifth Kingdom” website
Cornell’s Virtual Fungal Library (Extensive links to resources!)
Fungal Gene Database (Exactly what it sounds like.)
Emerging fungal diseases CDC resource page for those with a medical bent
Nice YouTube Channel with videos featuring do-it-at-home mycology
Readings and Assignments