2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
    Dec 04, 2021  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 180 - Biology of Mushrooms


This is a lecture/lab/field/discussion course focused on the basic and applied biology of mushrooms and related fungi. Topics will include: mushroom diversity, ecology and evolution; identification of New England mushrooms; mushroom cultivation; fermented fungal foods and beverages; ethnomycology, medical mycology; and topics in applied mycology (mycoremediation, alternative uses of fungi and fungal products, etc). The course will include opportunities for weekend field trips to attend local mushroom forays.

 

Prerequisites: BIOL 101  or BIOL 103 , and BIOL 102 .

Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered every other year