Citrus Pathology PLP 5115C
Citrus Pathology is comprehensive course covering the major citrus diseases. It is taught by a team of citrus plant pathologists and other researchers involved in disease control from the Citrus Research and Education Center, Lake Alfred.
Course Prerequisites: PLP 3002C/5005C
Course topics include: Topics covered include the basic characteristics of virus and viroids, fungal pathogens, and bacterial pathogens, fungal diseases of fruit and foliage, diseases caused by systemic prokaryotes (citrus variegated chlorosis and citrus greening), diseases caused by viruses and viroids, bacterial diseases (citrus canker and citrus bacterial spot), root health and root diseases, diseases of unknown cause and post harvest diseases.
Other topics include citrus nursery practices, regulatory practices, classical breeding and contemporary genetics for disease resistance and genetic engineering of plants for resistances.
Dates/Times: Mondays, 4pm to 7pm
Location: BHG Teaching Lab
Registration: Normal. See registrar for more information.