PLPA 3003 General Plant Pathology

ABOUT THE COURSE:
Plant pathology involves the study of living and nonliving entities which incite plant diseases; mechanisms and environmental conditions which stimulate plant disease; interactions between the disease causing agents; and methods of preventing, managing, or alleviating the damage of plant disease. This course is designed for students who need a basic knowledge base for identifying plant diseases, determining the causal agents of disease, and options of crop management.  

The objectives of this class are as follows:

  • To gain an appreciation of plant pathology
  • To gain more knowledge of the causal agents (bacteria, fungi, nematodes and viruses) that cause plant diseases
  • To learn about abiotic factors that stimulates plant disease
  • To identify some disease causing agents and plant diseases                                                     
  • To understand IPM methods of preventing, managing, or alleviating the damage of plant disease

LECTURE AND LAB:
4 credits

PREREQUISITES:
BIOL 1030 Organismal Biology

TEXTBOOK:
George N. Agrios (1997). Plant Pathology (5th ed.). Academic Press. ISBN #:0-12-044564-6.

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Kathy Lawrence
Kathy Lawrence
Professor
227 Rouse Life Science Building
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-1956