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  • Plant Pathology
    College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
    PLP 2000 Plants, Plagues and People
    Credits: 3.
    Biology and history of the human species for nonscience majors. Course is presented chronologically from the origin of life to the present with emphasis on the impact plants, animals and diseases have had and are having on human civilizations. (B or H)
    PLP 2060 Molds, Mildews, Mushrooms and Man
    Credits: 3.
    The role of fungi in human affairs, including their historical use as food or medicine or in religious activities. Also includes their current impact on society as pathogens of plants and animals, in the deterioration of food and fabric and in the synthesis of important drugs. (B)
    PLP 3002C Fundamentals of Plant Pathology
    Credits: 4; Prereq: BOT 2010C or BSC 2010.
    Principles and practices of plant pathology. (B)
    PLP 3031C Diseases of Turf and Ornamentals
    Credits: 3; Prereq: BOT 2010C.
    The causes of plant diseases, how they develop and spread and how to diagnose and control the diseases affecting turf grasses and ornamental plants.
    PLP 3103C Control of Plant Diseases
    Credits: 3; Prereq: PLP 3002C.
    The principles and practice of plant disease control through cultural practices, competing microorganisms and chemical pesticides. (This course is offered every other year.)
    PLP 3653C Introductory Mycology
    Credits: 4; Prereq: BOT 2011C or BOT 3303L or PLP 3002C.
    Introduction to the groups of fungi and fungi-like organisms. Discussion of the structure, development, physiology, genetics, ecology and taxonomy of fungi. (This course is offered every other year.)
    PLP 4222C Introductory Plant Virology
    Credits: 4; Prereq: PLP 3002C and BCH 3025.
    An introductory course in plant virology covering the principles of plant virology, symptomatology, virus groups, structure, function, spread, detection and control. (This course is offered every other year.)
    PLP 4242C Introduction to Plant Bacteriology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: MCB 3020; Coreq: PLP 3002C.
    Discussion of the main characteristics and properties of bacteria that cause disease in plants with emphasis on problems unique to plant pathology. (This course is offered every other year.)
    PLP 4260C Introduction to Plant Pathogenic Fungi
    Credits: 4; Prereq: PLP 3002C and PLP 3653C.
    Introduction to the groups of fungi that cause disease in plants, including morphology, taxonomy, physiology, genetics, epidemiology and control of these fungi. (This course is offered every other year.)
    PLP 4290C Principles of Plant Disease Diagnosis
    Credits: 2; Prereq: PLP 3002C and PLP 3653C.
    Principles, methods and techniques used to identify the microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, viruses) and environmental conditions that cause plant diseases.
    PLP 4905 Problems in Intermediate Plant Pathology
    Credits: 1 to 4; Prereq: PLP 3002 or the equivalent.
    Individual study and research in areas of special interest to undergraduate students whose major field is plant pathology.
    PLP 4931 Seminar in Plant Pathology
    Credits: 1; can be repeated once. Prereq: PLP 3002.
    Discussion of current concepts and procedures related to the practice of plant pathology as a profession.
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