LPLF10350U Plant Diseases
The biology of the viruses, bacteria and fungi in a broad sense
causing plant diseases.
- the concepts symptomology, etiology, pathogenicity, taxonomy and diagnosis
- the molecular, cellular and genetic aspects of pathogenicity and disease resistance.
- basic ecological and epidemiological principles in relation to the establishment and spread of plant diseases.
- plant disease control measures (disease management) - including prophylactic measures and biological control, disease resistance, forecasting, legislation and chemical control.
- post harvest diseases and food safety
- case studies of plant diseases in agriculture, horticulture and forestry systems to facilitate subsequent specialisation.
The course gives a basal understanding of how microorganisms
interact with plants and each other. Secondly, introduces the
methods used to study these interactions.
On completing the course, the student should be able to:
- Describe the mechanisms underlying the interactions of pathogenic microorganisms with plants and the basic biology and relationships of these organisms.
- Describe how the mechanisms influence the ecology of microorganism and the development of plant diseases.
- Describe the molecular mechanisms involved in plant responses to microorganisms.
- Explain the biological components that determine host/pathogen interactions, including the cellular structures and genetic elements.
- Evaluate how the knowledge gained can be applied to defeating pathogens and minimise the consequences of plant diseases.
- Reflect on the ethical aspects of using biotechnology and pesticides for controlling diseases.
- Discuss and disseminate knowledge of plant diseases to both specialists and non-specialists.
Schumann,G.L. and D'Arcy,C.J. (2009) Essential Plant Pathology. Saint Paul: APS Press. ISBN 978-0-89054-381-8
Hockenhull, J., Danielsen, S., de Neergaard, E., Thomsen I. Illustrated Atlas of Fungal Plant Pathogens (Illustrated by N. Leroul).
A set of this will be available in Danish at the practical exercises
supplemented with primary literature, course notes and a laboratory manual as a reference
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- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written examination, 4 hours under invigilation---
- Exam registration requirements
- 75& of the laboratory classes and theoretical reports has to be approved
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Flere interne bedømmere
- If 10 or fewer register for the reexamination the examination form will be oral.
Criteria for exam assesment
- Practical exercises