||An introduction to the extraordinary diversity of fungi: from symbionts of lichens to decomposers and mycorrhizas and the pathogens of plants and animals. The current classifications of the different groups of fungi will be discussed. Emphasis will be on practical skills used for fungal culturing and identification, and discussing the ecological role of fungi in communities and ecosystems. Offered in alternate years. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: IB 150 and MCB 150; IB 302 recommended; or consent of instructor.