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Definition of mycology

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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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