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Syllabus INTRODUCTION TO PLANT PATHOLOGY - 71502

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Last update 22-02-2014
HU Credits: 4

Degree/Cycle: 1st degree (Bachelor)

Responsible Department: Agroecology and Plant Health

Semester: 2nd Semester

Teaching Languages: Hebrew

Campus: Rehovot

Course/Module Coordinator: Prof. Oded Yarden

Coordinator Email: oded.yarden@mail.huji.ac.il

Coordinator Office Hours: by appointment

Teaching Staff:
Dr. Maggie Levy
Prof Saul Burdman
Prof Oded Yarden
Hila Shomin
Reut Shavit
Omer Barda
Tally Rosenberg
Raviv Harris

Course/Module description:
Course subjects: Phytopathology- historical overview and general concepts. Plant diseases caused by bacteria. Plant diseases caused by viruses. Plant disease caused by fungi and oomycetes. Plant diseases caused by nematodes. Molecular approaches for the investigation of plant diseases. Spread and survival of plant pathogens. Management of foliar and root plant diseases. Plant response and resistance to plant pathogens.

Course/Module aims:
Knowledge of the principles of Phytopathology, with emphasis on the learning of basic and applied aspects of plant pathogens biology, plant-pathogen interactions, and management of plant diseases.

Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
* Identify common plant pathogens in agriculture,
* Get to know the ways to address phytopathologies-work methods and treatments
* Get to know the ways of dealing with plant diseases
* Use molecular tools for the study of plants and plant diseases
* Work in Research Laboratory for phytopathology

Attendance requirements(%):
100% laboratory only

Teaching arrangement and method of instruction: Lectures and laboratories

Course/Module Content:
Phytopathology: historical overview and general concepts. Plant diseases caused by bacteria. Plant diseases caused by viruses. Plant disease caused by fungi and oomycetes. Plant diseases caused by nematodes. Molecular approaches for the investigation of plant diseases. Spread and survival of plant pathogens. Management of plant diseases: general concepts. Resistance of plants to pathogens. Foliar diseases and their management. Soil borne diseases and their management. Plant responses to pathogens.

Required Reading:
Laboratory handbook

Additional Reading Material:
Agrios, G.N. 1997. Plant Pathology, 4th Ed., Academic Press, San Diego.
Agrios, G.N. 2005. Plant Pathology, 5th Ed., Academic Press, San Diego

Course/Module evaluation:
End of year written/oral examination 0 %
Presentation 0 %
Participation in Tutorials 10 %
Project work 0 %
Assignments 0 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 90 %
Other 0 %

Additional information:
 
Students needing academic accommodations based on a disability should contact the Center for Diagnosis and Support of Students with Learning Disabilities, or the Office for Students with Disabilities, as early as possible, to discuss and coordinate accommodations, based on relevant documentation.
For further information, please visit the site of the Dean of Students Office.
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