BIO3318 Plant Microbe Interactions
|Short Description:||Plant Microbe Interactions|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Agric, Comp and Environ Sciences|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|ASCED code :||010999 - Biological Sciences not elsewh|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Pre-requisite: BIO1101 or BIO1100
The principal groups of micro-organisms which interact with plants are surveyed, particularly the fungi. Symbiotic interactions (notably those with nitrogen fixing bacteria and mycorrhizal fungi), the role of endophytes and the significance of the rhizosphere are described. A major emphasis is placed on the nature of plant pathogenesis, the disease cycle and the genetics and physiology of plant disease resistance.
This course contains a highly recommended residential school for both external and on-campus students (non-attendance will mean the student misses both an element for assessment preparation and an element of assessment).