Plant Pathology (PL P)

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Courses primarily for undergraduates:

(0-4) Cr. 2. F.

Prereq: 6 credits in biological sciences
Diagnosis of all types of plant health problems caused by diseases, insects, weeds, nutrient deficiencies and toxicities, herbicide injury, and environmental stress. Emphasis is on acquiring practical skills. Students will gain experience in written and oral communication.

(Dual-listed with PL P 508). (2-3) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: 8 credits in life sciences, including BIOL 211 or 212.
Braun. Principles underlying the nature, diagnosis, and management of plant diseases. Laboratory complements lecture topics and provides experience in plant disease diagnosis.

(Cross-listed with FOR). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: 8 credits in biological sciences, including BIOL 211 or equivalent.
Nature of insects and pathogens of forest and shade trees; their role in the dynamics of natural and managed forest ecosystems; and the management of indigenous and exotic pests.

(Cross-listed with FOR). (0-3) Cr. 1. F.

Prereq: 8 credits in biological sciences, including BIOL 211 or equivalent. Credit or enrollment in PL P 416.
Laboratory experience working with insect and fungal pests of trees.

(Dual-listed with PL P 552). (Cross-listed with ENT, HORT). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: HORT 351
Identification and biology of important diseases and insect pests of turfgrasses. Development of integrated pest management programs in various turfgrass environments.

(Dual-listed with PL P 577). (Cross-listed with MICRO). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: 3 credits in microbiology or plant pathology
Overview of plant-associated bacteria including their ecology, diversity, and the physiological and molecular mechanisms involved with their interactions with plants. The course covers bacterial plant pathogens and pathogenesis, nitrogen fixation and plant symbioses, biological control and plant growth promotion, bacterial disease diagnosis and management, and approaches to the study of microbial communities in the rhizosphere and on leaves.

(Cross-listed with FOR). (2-3) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: FOR 280
Deterioration of wood in use by biological and physical agents. Wood preservation and fire retardant treatments. Environmental impact of wood treating.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Junior or senior classification, 7 credits in biological sciences, permission of instructor
A maximum of 6 credits of Pl P 490 may be used toward the total of 128 credits required for graduation.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Junior or senior classification, 7 credits in biological sciences, permission of instructor
A maximum of 6 credits of Pl P 490 may be used toward the total of 128 credits required for graduation.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Junior or senior classification, 7 credits in biological sciences, permission of instructor
A maximum of 6 credits of Pl P 490 may be used toward the total of 128 credits required for graduation.

(Dual-listed with PL P 594). (2-0) Cr. 2. Alt. F., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: PL P 408
Significance of biotic and abiotic diseases that affect the production and utilization of seeds, during each phase of the seed life cycle: growing, harvesting, conditioning, storing, and planting seed. Mechanisms of seed infection and seed-to-seedling transmission are considered for fungi, bacteria, viruses/viroids, and nematodes. Aspects of epidemiology, management, and host-pathogen relationships are discussed. Emphases include the role of seed health testing in the global seed industry for quality control and phytosanitary certification, as well as the use of seed treatments to manage seedborne and soilborne pathogens and pests. Concurrent enrollment in PL P 494L/594L (Seed Pathology Laboratory) is strongly encouraged (on-campus students only). Credit may not be obtained for both Pl P 494/594 and STB/Pl P 592.

(Dual-listed with PL P 594L). (0-3) Cr. 1. Alt. F., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: PL P 408
Laboratory in seed pathology. Seed health testing methods; effects of seed treatments and seed conditioning on seedborne pathogens.

Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduates:

(2-0) Cr. 2. Alt. S., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: PL P 408 or PL P 416, BIOL 313
Baum, Whitham. Introduction to mechanisms of plant-parasite interaction. Genetics and molecular genetics of plant disease resistance and pathogenicity.

(Dual-listed with PL P 408). (2-3) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: 8 credits in life sciences, including BIOL 211 or 212.
Braun. Principles underlying the nature, diagnosis, and management of plant diseases. Laboratory complements lecture topics and provides experience in plant disease diagnosis.

(Cross-listed with ENT, HORT). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: PL P 408 or PL P 416 or ENT 370 or ENT 376 or HORT 221
Applications of Integrated Crop Management principles (including plant pathology, entomology, and horticulture) to tropical cropping systems. Familiarization with a variety of tropical agroecosystems and Costa Rican culture is followed by 10-day tour of Costa Rican agriculture during spring break, then writeup of individual projects.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(Cross-listed with AGRON, ENT, SUSAG). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.


Durable, least-toxic strategies for managing weeds, pathogens, and insect pests, with emphasis on underlying ecological processes.

(2-2) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: PL P 408 or PL P 416
Nutter. Theory and practice related to the ecology and epidemiology of plant disease epidemics. Interactions among host and pathogen populations as affected by the environment are quantified with respect to time and space. Analysis of ecological and host and pathogen genetic factors that alter the course of plant disease epidemics. Risk assessment theory, disease forecasting, and modeling the impact of biotic plant stresses on yield and quality are also emphasized.

(Dual-listed with PL P 452). (Cross-listed with ENT, HORT). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: HORT 351
Identification and biology of important diseases and insect pests of turfgrasses. Development of integrated pest management programs in various turfgrass environments.

(2-0) Cr. 2. Alt. SS., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: 8 credits in biological sciences, including BIOL 211 or equivalent
Morphology, anatomy, identification, management, and life cycles of common plant-parasitic nematodes; host parasite interactions; recent advances in plant nematology.

(0-3) Cr. 1. Alt. SS., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: 8 credits in biological sciences, including BIOL 211 or equivalent. Must also be registered for PL P 574.
Practical skills of sample collection, processing, extraction, and identification of plant-parasitic nematodes from soil and roots; other techniques will be discussed.

(Dual-listed with PL P 477). (Cross-listed with MICRO). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: 3 credits in microbiology or plant pathology
Overview of plant-associated bacteria including their ecology, diversity, and the physiological and molecular mechanisms involved with their interactions with plants. The course covers bacterial plant pathogens and pathogenesis, nitrogen fixation and plant symbioses, biological control and plant growth promotion, bacterial disease diagnosis and management, and approaches to the study of microbial communities in the rhizosphere and on leaves.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: 10 credits in biological sciences, permission of instructor

(Cross-listed with STB). (2-0) Cr. 2. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: Admission to the Graduate Program in Seed Technology and Business/Consent of instructor
Munkvold. Occurrence and management of diseases during seed production, harvest, conditioning, storage, and planting. Emphasis on epidemiology, disease management in the field, seed treatment, effects of conditioning on seed health, and seed health testing. Credit may not be obtained for both Pl P/STB 592 and Pl P 594.

(Dual-listed with PL P 494). (2-0) Cr. 2. Alt. F., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: PL P 408
Significance of biotic and abiotic diseases that affect the production and utilization of seeds, during each phase of the seed life cycle: growing, harvesting, conditioning, storing, and planting seed. Mechanisms of seed infection and seed-to-seedling transmission are considered for fungi, bacteria, viruses/viroids, and nematodes. Aspects of epidemiology, management, and host-pathogen relationships are discussed. Emphases include the role of seed health testing in the global seed industry for quality control and phytosanitary certification, as well as the use of seed treatments to manage seedborne and soilborne pathogens and pests. Concurrent enrollment in PL P 494L/594L (Seed Pathology Laboratory) is strongly encouraged (on-campus students only). Credit may not be obtained for both Pl P 494/594 and STB/Pl P 592.

(Dual-listed with PL P 494L). (0-3) Cr. 1. Alt. F., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: PL P 408
Laboratory in seed pathology. Seed health testing methods; effects of seed treatments and seed conditioning on seedborne pathogens.

Courses for graduate students:

(Cross-listed with MICRO, V MPM). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: BBMB 405 or GDCB 511
Advanced study of virus host-cell interactions. Molecular mechanisms of viral replication and pathogenesis.

(2-0) Cr. 2. F.

Prereq: Graduate student status.
Skill building to improve oral presentation fundamentals for graduate students in biological sciences. Principles and guidance in both personal speaking style and maximizing impact of presentation software. In-depth lectures and class discussions on all aspects of presentation skills. Video and anonymous peer review of individual speeches.

(0-6) Cr. 2. Repeatable. Alt. SS., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: PL P 408 or PL P 416
Diagnosis of plant diseases, plant disease assessment methods, and the integration of disease management into commercial crop production practices. Objectives are to familiarize students with common diseases of Midwest crops and landscape plants, and to provide experience in disease diagnosis. Field trips include commercial operations, agricultural research facilities, and ornamental plantings.

(Cross-listed with MICRO). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: PL P 506 or BBMB 405 or GEN 411 or MICRO 402 or strong background in molecular biology
Seminal and current research in molecular and physiological aspects of plant interactions with pathogens, including mechanisms of pathogenesis, host-pathogen recognition and host defense, with an emphasis on critical evaluation of primary literature. Students also complete a research proposal writing and peer review exercise.

(2-0) Cr. 2. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: PL P 408 or PL P 416, permission of instructor
Advanced topics in plant pathology, including biological control, cultural control, resistance gene deployment, genetic engineering for disease resistance, chemical control, integrated pest management, emerging diseases, fungal genetics, insect vector biology, professional communications, etc.

Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S.


Cr. arr. Repeatable.


F.S.SS.