The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

BIOL 4408 Plant Pathology

This course will introduce students to the theoretical framework and current research in plant pathology. The course will cover the plant diseases, the microbes involved, and interactions between pathogens and their hosts. Causal agents such as fungi, nematodes, bacteria, and viruses will be discussed, as well as how to monitor and manage for diseases. We will also address timely issues relevant to current research in plant pathology such as emerging diseases, global climate change, and human-driven changes to pathogen introduction and dispersal. The laboratory will focus on lab skills such as identifying causal agents and small group projects.




12 hours in Biology including BIOL 1406 and BIOL 1407.

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Standard Letter (A-F)

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As scheduled