Mycology is the part of science worried about the investigation of parasites, including their hereditary and biochemical properties, their scientific categorization and their utilization to people as a hotspot for kindling, conventional medication, food, and entheogens, just as their threats, for example, poisonousness or infection.A researcher work in mycology is known as a mycologist. 

Mycology branches into the field of phytopathology, the investigation of plant sicknesses, and the two controls remain firmly related in light of the fact that most by far of plant pathogens are parasites. 

It is accepted that people began gathering mushrooms as food in ancient occasions. Mushrooms were first expounded on in progress of Euripides (480-406 B.C.). The Greek savant Theophrastos of Eresos (371-288 B.C.) was maybe the first to attempt to efficiently group plants; mushrooms were viewed as plants missing certain organs. It was later Pliny the Elder (23–79 A.D.), who expounded on truffles in his reference book Naturalis historia. The word mycology originates from the Greek: μύκης (mukÄ“s), signifying "parasite" and the postfix - λογία (- logia), signifying "study". 

Organisms and truffles are neither herbs, nor roots, nor blossoms, nor seeds, however only the pointless dampness or earth, of trees, or spoiled wood, and of other decaying things. This is plain from the way that all organisms and truffles, particularly those that are utilized for eating, become most generally in stormy and wet climate.—  Jerome Bock (Hieronymus Tragus), 1552[5]The Middle Ages saw little headway in the assortment of information about growths.

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