6. Fungal Diseases
This section examines the role of fungi as disease-causing agents, or pathogens, in plants, humans, and animals. Explore the impacts of these diseases and the strategies used to manage them.
Discover the impact of fungal diseases on agriculture and global food security, focusing on significant crop diseases such as rusts, smuts, and blights. Learn about different strategies for controlling these diseases, including cultural practices, chemical control, biological control, and plant breeding for disease resistance.
Delve into the world of human and animal mycoses, exploring common fungal infections, their symptoms, and treatments. Understand the emergence of new fungal pathogens, the rise of antifungal resistance, and the role of climate change in fungal diseases.