Definition of mycologyCategorized under "General"
Definition as written by Terry:
The study of mushrooms; fungi.
Definition as written by Magpye:
The branch of botany that studies fungi and fungus-caused diseases - their genetic and biochemical properties, their taxonomy, and their use to humans as a source for medicinals (see penicillin) and food (beer, wine, cheese, edible mushrooms), as well as their dangers, such as poisoning or infection. Mycology is closely related to phytopathology: the study of plant diseases. Historically, mycology was a branch of Botany. Pioneer mycologists were Elias Magnus Fries, Christian Hendrik Persoon, Anton de Bary and Lewis David von Schweinitz.
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