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Banaras Hindu University : Institute of Agricultural Sciences - Department of Mycology and Plant Pathology

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Varanasi - 221005
District: Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)
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 Course(s) Offered by Banaras Hindu University : Institute of Agricultural Sciences - Department of Mycology and Plant Pathology  in Agriculture and Related Science
M.Sc. Mycology and Plant Pathology | Ph.D. Mycology
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Eligibility
Graduation
 
Duration
2 years
 
Medium of Instruction
English
 
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Theory
UNIT I: Introduction, definition of different terms, basic concepts.
UNIT II:Importance of mycology in agriculture, relation of fungi to human affairs, history of mycology.
UNIT III: Concepts of nomenclature and classification, fungal biodiversity, reproduction in fungi.
UNIT IV: The comparative morphology, ultrastructure, characters of different groups of fungi up to generic level: (a) Myxomycota and (b) Eumycota- i) Mastigomycotina ii) Zygomycotina, iii) Ascomycotina, iv) Basidiomycotina, v) Deuteromycotina. Lichens: types and importance, fungal genetics and variability in fungi. Practical
Detailed comparative study of different groups of fungi; collection, identification and preservation of specimens. Isolation and identification of plant pathogenic fungi.

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Post Graduation
 
Duration
3 years
 
Medium of Instruction
English
 
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Banaras Hindu University
 
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UNIT I :General introduction, historical development and advances in mycology.
UNIT II Recent taxonomic criteria, morphological criteria for classification. Serological, Chemical (chemotaxonomy), Molecular and Numerical (Computer based assessment) taxonomy.
UNIT III Interaction between groups: Phylogeny. Micro conidiation, conidiogenesis and sporulating structures of fungi imperfecti. Morphology and reproduction of representative plant pathogenic genera from different groups of fungi. Sexual reproduction in different groups of fungi.
UNIT IV Population biology, pathogenic variability/vegetative compatibility.
UNIT V Heterokaryosis and parasexual cycle. Sex hormones in fungi. Pleomorphism and speciation in fungi. Mechanism of nuclear inheritance. Mechanism of extra-nuclear inheritance. Biodegradation. Practical Study of conidiogenesis- phialides, porospores, arthrospores. Study of fruit bodies in Ascomycotina. Identification of fungi up to species level. Study of hyphal anastomosis. Morphology of representative plant pathogenic genera from different groups of fungi.