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Cornell University    
  Jan 18, 2018
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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PLPPM 3010 - Biology and Management of Plant Diseases

Fall. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: one year of biology. Lab portion of the course starts the second week of classes.

K. D. Cox.

Introduction to the biology of the pathogens that cause plant diseases, and the diagnosis and management of plant diseases. Topics include the biology of bacteria, fungi, oomycetes, viruses, and nematodes; disease cycles; plant disease epidemiology; and the principles and practices of plant disease management. Intended for students who want a practical knowledge of plant diseases and their control, as well as for students preparing for advanced courses in plant pathology and plant-microbe biology.

Outcome 1: Examine the concept of disease in the context of natural and agriculturally relevant plant systems.

Outcome 2: Demonstrate a good working knowledge of the biology of key plant pathogen groups: viruses, bacteria, nematodes, fungi, stramenopiles, and plants.

Outcome 3: Recognize the basics of plant disease diagnostics and integrated approaches to plant disease management.

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