This two-hour class will introduce participants to the basic biology of fungi and the critical role this kingdom plays in diverse ecosystems - from the saprobes that recycle organic material, to the mycorrhizal fungi associated with trees, forbs and grasses, and the parasites that kill. We will cover the common life-cycles and the different reproductive strategies including the major features needed to identify the macro-fungi (mushrooms) that we see in the field. We will also review the human uses of mushrooms, from food to dyeing fabric to toxic spill cleanup.

Event Location: 
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University Drive
Ft Worth , TX
Date and Time: 
Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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