Graduate Curriculum - Courses
PPA 395 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN PLANT PATHOLOGY.
Independent study in Plant Pathology under the supervision of a faculty member.
Student Research Contract Sheet for PPA 395
PPA 400G PRINCIPLES OF PLANT PATHOLOGY.
Significance, nature, causes, and methods of control of plant diseases.
PPA 500 PHYSIOLOGY OF PLANT HEALTH AND DISEASE.
Physiological and molecular aspects of plant biology underlying interactions of plants with microbial pathogens and symbionts. .
PPA 600 CRITICAL METHODS IN PLANT-MICROBE INTERACTIONS.
Instruction on experimental methods commonly used in studies of plant-microbe interactions, and training in critical thinking, grant writing, scientific ethics, and oral presentation skills.
PPA 601 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR GENETICS.
Each spring semester, several distinguished scientists visit the campus to deliver a series of three formal lectures each, and to participate in numerous informal contacts with graduate students. Emphasis is on presentation of the most current advances (often unpublished) in selected topics in molecular and cellular genetics.
PPA 609 PLANT BIOCHEMISTRY.
The chemical constituents of plants, their interaction, and the regulation of their interaction, in key plant metabolic systems will be studied. Included in the course will be discussions of photosynthesis, nitrogen fixation, nitrate reduction, nitrogen assimilation, plant growth and its regulation, and the structure and metabolism of constituents unique to plants.
PPA 620 FUNGICIDES, ADVANCED CONCEPTS.
An in-depth exploration of diverse factors that affect field performance of fungicides, as well as environmental and toxicological dimensions of these disease-control chemicals.
PPA 630 INTRODUCTION TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS, RISKS & BENEFITS I.
This is Part I of a two-part series of graduate-level courses exploring GMO (genetically engineered) crops. In Part I, students will be introduced to what GMO crops are; and how they are similar to, and different from, other crops.
PPA 631 INTRODUCTION TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS, RISKS & BENEFITS II.
This is Part II of a two-part series of graduate-level courses exploring GMO (genetically engineered) crops. In Part II, students will explore perceived risks and benefits to the use of these technologies.
PPA 640 IDENTIFICATION OF PLANT DISEASES.
Recognition and identification of plant diseases and their causes and development. The course is designed to give each student practical experience in dealing with a wide array of plant diseases, symptom expressions, causal agents, and interactions with environmental factors encountered in the field.
PPA 641 PLANT DISEASE, POPULATION BIOLOGY, AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
To understand implications of deployment of biotechnology and other disease management practices at the level of host and pathogen populations.
PPA 650 FUNGAL BIOLOGY.
Advanced study of fungi and of the fungal life cycle and life style (including metabolism, developmental biology, cell biology, ecology, and reproductive processes).
PPA 670 PLANT BACTERIOLOGY.
Bacterial mechanisms underlying pathogenesis and virulence in interactions causing plant disease, and symbiotic compatibility in mutualisms.
PPA 671 ADVANCED PLANT VIROLOGY.
Molecular basis of plant virus infection of plants. Virus replication and spread. Virus control strategies.
PPA 673 ADVANCED PLANT DISEASE RESISTANCE.
Molecular mechanisms of disease resistance and signaling, focused primarily on model plant systems including Arabidopsis thaliana.
PPA 700 PLANT PATHOLOGY LABORATORY VISITS.
A semester-long rotation in a laboratory other than the student’s “home lab”. This course provides an opportunity to apply experimental approaches commonly utilized in the host lab to the student’s own research problems.
PPA 748 MASTERS THESIS RESEARCH
PPA 768 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE MASTER'S DEGREE
PPA 767 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE DOCTOR'S DEGREE
PPA 770 PLANT PATHOLOGY SEMINAR
Evaluation form for Student Presentations
PPA 784 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PLANT PATHOLOGY
Student Research Contract Sheet for PPA 784
PPA 794 RESEARCH IN PLANT PATHOLOGY
Student Research Contract Sheet for PPA 794
PPA 799 TEACHING IN PLANT PATHOLOGY
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