This unit is classed as a restricted unit and available to Master of Applied Science students.
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||Entomology and Plant Pathology|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
|Discipline||Agriculture and Food Systems|
|Coordinator||Professor Calum Wilson|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- Explain the biology of insects in relation to form and function
- Explain the details of the major classes of plant pathogens in relation to the diseases they induce
- Apply advanced scientific skills to enable diagnosis of plant diseases and identification and curation insects
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26 lectures, 39 hrs practicals
|Assessment||Insect spot-tests (4%)|Quiz (2%)|Plant pathogen diagnostic exercise (2%)|Final Exam (45%)|Insect collection (20%)|Plant Pathology Diagnostic Case Report (20%)|Assignment (7%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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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