PLPA 5503/6506 Nematology

ABOUT THE COURSE:
This is a comprehensive survey of plant-parasitic nematode, their evolution, morphology and ontogeny of reproductive structures will be discussed. Consideration will be given to their physiology and role as plant pathogens.

In this course, students will:

  • Gain a basic understanding of all types of nematodes and their importance in the environment and as animal, human, and plant parasites.
  • Gain knowledge on morphology and identification of plant nematodes.
  • Learn the management systems for plant parasitic nematodesAcquire an appreciation for the risks vs. benefits of herbicide use

Each student will be required to complete examinations, lab reports, record an oral presentation, provide a nematode collection, write a research paper, and participate in discussions.

LECTURE AND LAB:
4 credits

PREREQUISITE:
BIOL 1030

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS:

  • Barker, K. R. , G. A. Pederson, and G. L. Windham. 1998. Plant and Nematode Interactions. Number 36, Agronomy series. American Society of Agronomy, Inc., Crops Science Society of America, Inc. and Soil Science Society of America, Inc. Madison. Wisconsin, USA.
  • Mai, William F. and Peter G. Mullin with Howard H. Lyon and Kent Loeffler. 1996. Plant-Parasitic Nematodes A pictorial Key to Genera. (5th ed). Comstock Publishing Associates of Cornell University Press, Ithaca, USA.
  • Dropkin, Victor H. 1980. Introduction to Plant Nematology. John Wiley & Sons, New York, USA

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