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PLP 5770: Bacterial-Plant Interactions

(Dual-listed with MICRO 4770/ PLP 4770). (Cross-listed with MICRO 5770).
Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

Prereq: (3 credits in MICRO or PLP) or Graduate Classification
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. Offered even-numbered years. (Typically Offered: Spring)