This unit introduces you to the disciplines of entomology and plant pathology. It explores the classification, diversity, structure, function and general biology of insects and examines the concepts of plant disease and diagnostic procedures for plant pathogens (including viruses, bacteria, fungi, and nematodes). A collection of insects is a required component of the unit.
|Unit name||Introductory Entomology and Plant Pathology|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
|Discipline||Agriculture and Food Systems|
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Geoff Allen|
|Teaching staff||Professor Calum Wilson|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||Delivered wholly by the provider|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Describe the biology of insects in relation to form and function
- Describe the major classes of plant pathogens in relation to the diseases they induce
- Apply scientific skills to enable diagnosis of plant diseases and identification and curation of insects
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- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
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1 x 2-hour lecture, 1 x 3-hour practical per week.
|Assessment||Insect spot-tests (x2) (5%)|Quiz (2.5%)|Diagnostic exercise (2.5%)|Examination (45%)|Insect collection (22.5%)|Plant Pathology Diagnostic Case Report (22.5%)|
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Gullan, P.J. & Cranston, P.S. (2014) The Insects: An outline of entomology. 5th ed. Wiley-Blackwell , Oxford.
Tronsmo, A.M. et al. (2020) Plant Pathology and Plant Diseases. CABI Press. ISBN 13: 9781789243178
Wilson, C.R. (2014) Applied Plant Virology. CABI Press. ISBN 13: 9781780644257
Lane, C.R., Beales, P.A., & Hughes, K.J.D (2012). Fungal Plant Pathogens. CABI Press. ISBN 13: 9781845936686
Kado, C.I. (2010). Plant Bacteriology. APS Press. ISBN 13: 9780890543887
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