As datasets have rapidly grown larger in biology, coding has been recognized as an increasingly important skill for biologists. This is especially true in “omics” research with data from e.g. genomics, transcriptomics, and microbiomics, which can usually not be analyzed on a desktop computer, where most software has a command-line interface, and workflows can include many steps that need to be coordinated.
This course will focus on the basis of biochemical processes as well as signaling pathways and networks involved in plant defense against microbial pathogens. Emphasis will be given to defense hormones and their signaling networks. Prereq: Biochem 2210, and Micrbio 4000.01 or 4000.02, and MolGen 3436; or permission of instructor.
Plants can be attacked by a multitude of pathogens and insects. Each plant within a production region has documented pests that can negatively impact plant health. Environment and production practices can influence the outcome of interactions between pathogens and pests. This is a beginning course for students to learn how to recognize symptoms of economically important pathogens and insects. Prereq: 5603 or Entmlgy 5600, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for Entmlgy 5606. Cross-listed in Entmlgy.
General and technical knowledge on the identification and ecology of macrofungi of Ohio. Online content, lab and field experiences. Prereq: Biology 1113 or 1114, or permission of instructor.
The study of beneficial interactions between plants and microorganisms and its applications. This course will equip students with an understanding of the phylogenetic and functional diversity of microorganisms associated to plants, the factors influencing beneficial plant-microbial interaction establishment, and the relevance of managing these interactions in different environments. A basic course in plant biology can also fulfil the prerequisite. Prereq: 3001, Micrbio 4000, or 4100, or permission of instructor.
A comprehensive examination of the growing psychedelic studies field, including the relevant chemistry, ethnobotany, history, neurobiology, psychology, and emerging policy options.
Examination of current and historical literature defining the molecular aspects that drive host-microbe-environment interactions. Students will participate in journal article discussions, evaluation of literature, and grant proposal writing and peer review. Prereq: 3001 or Micrbio 4000.01 or MolGen 4500, or permission of instructor.
Molecular bases of plant-microbe interactions ranging from how microbes cause disease to how plants defend themselves. Emphasis will be given to principles of pathogen virulence, recognition of pathogen, host target proteins, defense activation and signaling. Prereq: 3001 or Micrbio 4000.01 or MolGen 4500, or permission of instructor.
This course is designed to cover current topics in plant health management for students in the Master in Plant Health Management program. Topics and guest speakers may differ from semester to semester and will depend on student interest. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs. Cross-listed in Entmlgy.
Focuses on the development and knowledge of host resistance and pathogenic diversity in determining what type of resistance should be deployed and explore factors that may impact future success of new genetically modified techniques. Prereq: 5603 or 5140; or permission of instructor.