PLPA 4020

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2014-2015.

Biology and ecology of major groups of plant pathogens: fungi, bacteria, viruses, oomycete, and nematodes. Addresses concepts of plant disease, etiology, microbial communities, virulence, resistance, population biology, and epidemiology. Class meetings are largely discussion format with guided analysis of published research.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: PLPA 3010 or permission of instructor.

Outcomes
  • To integrate organismal and population concepts for understanding plant - pathogen interaction; the outcome will be sufficient mastery to present examples for the biology of fungal, oomycete, prokaryotic, nematode, and viral plant pathogens.
  • To develop critical thinkiong skills in analyzing disease systems; the outcome will be a demonstrated ability to formulate research questions and hypotheses for multiple plant - microbe systems.
  • Te develop communication skills for scientific presentations; the outcome will be the design of visual tools and a combined oral and written presentation on a plant - microbe system for peer review.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17447PLPA 4020  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: PLPA 3010 or consent of instructor.