Biology and history of the human species for non-science majors. A chronological presentation from the origin of life to the present with emphasis on the impact that plants, animals and diseases have had and are having on human civilizations. (B or H)
Fungus among Us: Mushrooms, Molds and Civilization
Role of fungi in human affairs, including their historical use as food or medicine or in religious activities. Also includes their current impact on society as pathogens of plants and animals, in the deterioration of food and fabric and in the synthesis of important drugs. (B)
Credits: 4; Prereq: BOT 2010C or BSC 2010.
Principles and practices of plant pathology. (B)
Credits: 3; Prereq: PLP 3002C.
Principles and practice of plant disease control through cultural practices, competing microorganisms and chemical pesticides. Offered every other year.)
Credits: 3; Prereq: BOT 2010 or BSC 2010.
Introduces the main groups of pathogens that cause plant disease, how they spread and affect plants and how they are identified and managed. Also includes specific examples of how plant pathogens have changed the course of human history and culture.
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Applied Plant Disease Management
Credits: 3; Prereq: BSC 2010/BSC 2010L or BOT 2010C and BSC 2011/BSC 2011L or BOT 2011C.
Summarizes the methods and strategies used to manage plant disease by targeting vulnerable points in the pathogen life cycle and disease epidemic. Utilize knowledge of organismal biology, epidemiology, management chemistry, and economics to develop strategies for managing plant diseases.
Credits: 3; Prereq: PLP 3002C and BCH 3025.
Introduces plant virology by covering the principles of plant virology, symptomatology, virus groups, structure, function, spread, detection and control.
Credits: 3; Prereq: MCB 3020; Coreq: PLP 3002C.
Discusses the main characteristics and properties of bacteria that cause disease in plants with emphasis on problems unique to plant pathology. (Offered every other year.)
Introduction to Plant Pathogenic Fungi
Credits: 3; Prereq: PLP 3002C or PLP 4653C.
Introduces the groups of fungi that cause disease in plants, including morphology, taxonomy, physiology, genetics and control of these fungi.
Credits: 4; Prereq: BSC 2010 and BSC 2011, or PLP 3002C.
Introduces the groups of fungi and fungi-like organisms. Discusses the structure, development, physiology, genetics, ecology and systematics of fungi.
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Supervised Extension Experience in Plant Pathology
Credits: 0 to 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits.
Firsthand, authentic extension experiences in agricultural and life sciences under the supervision of a faculty member. Projects may involve program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation. (S-U)
Problems in Intermediate Plant Pathology
Credits: 1 to 4; Prereq: PLP 3002 or the equivalent.
Individual study and research in areas of special interest to undergraduates whose major field is plant pathology.
Supervised Research in Plant Pathology
Credits: 0 to 3; can be repeated with a change in content up to 6 credits.
Firsthand, authentic research in plant pathology under the supervision of a faculty member. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application. (S-U)
Honors Thesis Research in Plant Pathology
Credits: 0 to 3; can be repeated with a change in content up to 6 credits. Prereq: junior standing, upper division GPA of 3.75 or higher and completed honors thesis proposal on file.
Independent research in plant pathology leading to an honors thesis; mentored by a faculty member. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application. (S-U)
Credits: 1; can be repeated once. Prereq: PLP 3002.
Discusses current concepts and procedures related to the practice of plant pathology as a profession.
Special Topics in Plant Pathology
Credits: 1 to 3; can be repeated up to 6 credits. Prereq: sophomore standing.
Special topics in plant pathology.
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