General Plant Pathology Lecture

PLNTPTH 3001
An introduction to plant diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, viruses, nematodes and parasitic higher plants. Video-linked to Wooster. Au Sem. Prereq: Biology 1101 (101), 1113 (113), 1115H (115H), or Entmlgy 1101 (Entomol 101). Not open to students with credit for 401 or 6001.
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Sample list of topics

  • Plant pathology, terminology and the diseases triangle
  • Sign versus symptom
  • Disease versus injury
  • Abiotic diseases and disorders versus biotic diseases
  • Integrated plant health management strategies: resistance, cultural practices, chemical treatments, biological control, government regulations
  • Nutrient deficiencies and toxicities
  • Viral diseases: Signs and symptoms; Historical overview; Nomenclature and classification; Pathogen biology, ecology and epidemiology; insect vectors; Integrated management; TMV
  • Bacterial diseases: Signs and symptoms; Historical overview; Nomenclature and classification; Pathogen biology, ecology and epidemiology; Integrated management; bacterial wilt
  • Oomycete and Fungal Diseases: Overview of the Kingdoms Chromista (fungal-like organisms or Oomycetes) and Fungi; Oomycetes: Pythium, Phytophthora & the Downy Mildews; Signs and symptoms; Historical Overview; Nomenclature and classification
  • Genetic host resistance: race, race specific, race non-specific
  • Ascomycetes & Imperfect Fungi: Signs and symptoms; Historical overview; Nomenclature and classification; Generic and specific disease cycles; Replication and Dissemination; Diagnosis; Management; Apple scab; Brown rot; Fusarium wilt of tomato
  • Mycotoxins and Mycotoxicoses
  • Basidiomycetes: wood decay fungi, smuts and rusts
  • Nematodes: Signs and symptoms; Historical overview; Nomenclature and classification; Generic and specific disease cycle; Replication and Dissemination; Diagnosis; Management; Root knot; Cyst; Lesion
  • Parasitic higher plants: Dodder; Dwarf mistletoe;
Course Level: 
Undergraduate
Unit(s): 
3.0
Semesters Offered: 
Autumn 2020
Instruction Modes: 
In Person
Hybrid
Campuses: 
Columbus
Wooster
Course Subject: