Prerequisites: Non-science major.
Description: Impact of fungi on human welfare. Historical and current perspective. Toxic molds and indoor air quality. Fungi as agents of human disease. Fungi and food security. High value drugs produced by fungi. Role of fungi in biodiversity. Fungi and the development of modern biology.
Description: Introduction to fungi, bacteria, nematodes and viruses that cause plant diseases. The impact that plant diseases can have on society and the environment. Strategies used in managing plant diseases in agricultural and landscape environments.
Prerequisites: 3 hrs biological sciences.
Description: Impact of exotic species and invasive organisms: agricultural and medical emerging disease; predicting biological invasions; biological control; regulatory, monitoring, and control efforts; ecological impact.
Prerequisites: BIOS/PLPT 369 or one semester of introductory plant pathology.
Description: Pathogens, epidemiology, and control of diseases specific to turfgrass.
BIOS 312 recommended.
Description: Inheritance, exchange, and regulation of genes in prokaryotic microorganisms: gene structure and function; gene transfer and the elements (plasmids, phages, and transposons) involved; DNA mutations, repair, and genetic analysis; genome sequencing, microbial genome databases, and global gene expression analysis.
Prerequisites: Junior standing.
Description: Experience in a work place setting that is directly related to Plant Pathology.
Prerequisites: Advanced approval of the plan of study and permission.
Description: Research, literature review, extension of course work, or preparation of teaching materials.
Description: Independent research in areas of plant pathology.
Prerequisites: Admission to the University Honors Program and permission, AGRI 299H recommended.
Description: Conduct a scholarly research project and write a University Honors Program or undergraduate thesis.