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Courses - Spring 2024
PLSC
Plant Sciences
Open Seats as of
02/24/2024 at 10:30 PM
PLSC489W
Special Topics in Plant Science; Plant-Microbe Associations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Understanding the diverse relationships between plants and their associated microbes is important for crop protection and food security. A comparative analysis of the ecology, physiology and molecular genetics of plant - microbe interactions along with their impact on society and the surrounding ecosystem. Students will learn and gain an understanding of various microbiomes and their impact on plant growth, pathogenic strategies used to overcome plant immune systems and derive nutrients from host plants, the molecular mechanisms used by plants to recognize and respond to invading pathogens, symbiotic relationships between plants and microbes, prospects of genetic engineering of plants for disease resistance.