Fall 2022 - BISC 326 D100
Biology of Algae and Fungi (3)
Class Number: 1635
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10061, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 8, 2022
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
AQ 3003, Burnaby
Prerequisites:BISC 101 and 102 with a grade of C- or better.
A survey of form, function and phenetics.
This course provides students with a broad understanding of the biology of algae and fungi.
In the first half, the large and diverse group of organisms known as algae will be explored. The classification, evolution, life history, reproduction, and cellular/developmental biology of the major lineages are covered. Current research on algae is also discussed.
In the second half of the course, an overview of fungal organisms, their morphology and methods used for identification will be provided. The variety of roles of fungi in different ecosystems will be discussed. Additional topics to be reviewed include uses of fungi in food production, fungal pathogens of plants and humans, interactions of fungi with other organisms, uses of fungi as biological control agents, cultivation and identification of mushrooms, and fungi in forest ecosystems.
. Introduction to algae
. Algal taxonomy and phylogenetic relationships
. Algal evolution
. Reproduction and life histories
. Effects of climate change on selected algal species
. Morphology and methods for identification
. Role in nature and ecology of fungi
. Pathogenic/beneficial associations
. Human uses of fungi
. Mushroom cultivation
- Biology of Algae 50%
- Biology of Fungi 50%
Details of projects, assignments, reports, etc. will be provided when the course begins.
Pacific Seaweeds, A Guide to Common Seaweeds of the West coast by Louis Druehl and Bridgette Clarkston. Available digitally (ISBN 978-1-55017-738-1) or as a paperback (ISBN 978-1-55017-737-4).
Algae, 3rd edition by Graham, Graham, Wilcox, and Cook. Available as a downloadable PDF (www.ljlmpress.com/algae.html)
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