This unit is offered in even years.
The focus of this unit is on advanced topics of plant disease biology and management. Concepts will be illustrated with diseases caused by viral and virus-like agents, phytopathogenic bacteria, fungi and nematodes in agricultural and horticultural systems. Topics include infection biology, host resistance, disease transmission, disease epidemiology and detection of pathogens. Practical sessions are project-based including group work and two field trips.
|Unit name||Plant Pathology|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
|Discipline||Agriculture and Food Systems|
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Kara Barry|
|Available as student elective?|
|Delivered By||Delivered wholly by the provider|
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- understand the key variables important in disease epidemiology for selected diseases
- evaluate plant disease assessment and management strategies
- explain the types of plant-pathogen interactions associated with plant disease and how plant defence mechanisms operate
- show detailed understanding of plant virus:host and plant virus:vector interactions, virus biology, pathology and disease management
- demonstrate advanced practical skills in selected topics of plant pathology
- communicate scientific information that shows synthesis of concepts and experimental results
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2 x 50 min lectures weekly, 1 x 3 hr practical weekly
|Assessment||Online quizzes (15%)|Examination (50%)|Portfolio (15%)|Poster (20%)|
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