Meaning of MYCOLOGY in English


Study of fungi (see fungus ), including yeasts .

Many fungi are useful in medicine and industry. Mycological research has led to the development of such antibiotic drugs as {{link=penicillin">penicillin , streptomycin , and tetracycline . Mycology also has important applications in the dairy, wine, and baking industries and in the production of dyes and inks. Medical mycology is the study of fungus organisms that cause disease in humans.

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