Mycology is the science of fungus, which includes mushrooms and yeasts. Many fungi have medical and industrial use. Antibiotics like penicillin, streptomycin, and tetracycline, as well as other medications like statins, were developed as a result of mycological research. Mycology is also used in the dairy, wine, and baking sectors, as well as in the manufacture of dyes and inks. The study of fungus species that cause infection in humans is known as medical mycology. A mycologist is a scientist who specializes in fungus. Mycology overlaps with phytopathology, the study of plant diseases, and the two fields are inextricably linked because fungus make up the great majority of plant infections.