WSU CAHNRS

College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

Department of Plant Pathology

Courses

Course number, title, total units, (lecture-lab units), prerequisites, and description

a/y – alternate years (even or odd)
F – fall semester
S-spring semester
SS-summer semester

WSU Catalog list of Plant Pathology Courses

150 [BSCI] Molds, Mildews, Mushrooms: The Fifth Kingdom 3 A survey of the socio-historical impact of fungi and their role in development and application of the scientific method. (S)

300 Diseases of Fruit Crops 2 Course Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 120, HORT 310, or HORT 313. Comprehensive understanding of the diseases of fruit crops grown in the state of Washington. (a/y even F)

301 Food Mycology 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: MBIOS 101. Survey of the biology and uses of fungi important in the production and storage of foods and beverages. (Crosslisted course offered as PL P 301, FS 301).

403 Advanced Cropping Systems 3 Course Prerequisite: HORT 202. Understanding the management of constraints to crop production and quality; biological, physical, and chemical approaches to crop health management. Field trips required. (Crosslisted course offered as CROP SCI 403, CROP SCI 503, PL P 403, PL P 503.) Credit not granted for both CROP SCI 403 and 503, or PL P 403 and 503. Recommended preparation: CROP SCI 305; PL P 429. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students. (F)

429 General Plant Pathology 3 (2-3) Classification, symptoms, causes, epidemiology, and control of plant diseases. (F)

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. S, F grading.

501 Biology and Control of Plant Diseases 3 (2-3) Introduction to the biology and control of plant diseases covering disorders caused by fungi, viruses, bacteria, and nematodes. (S) Online course designed for MS in Agriculture (non-thesis) students. Not available to MS or PhD students based in Pullman or at Research and Extension Centers.

503 Advanced Cropping Systems 3 Understanding the management of constraints to crop production and quality; biological, physical, and chemical approaches to crop health management. Field trips required. (Crosslisted course offered as CROP SCI 403, CROP SCI 503, PL P 403, PL P 503.) Credit not granted for both CROP SCI 403 and 503, or PL P 403 and 503. Recommended preparation: CROP SCI 305; PL P 429. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students. (F)

511 Viruses and Virus Diseases of Plants 4 (3-3) Course Prerequisite: MBIOS 503 or 504. Nature of plant viruses, vector-virus relationships and virus diseases of plants. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students. (a/y odd S)

512 Topics in Plant Pathology V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Concepts of plant pathogen interactions and disease management.

513 Plant Nematology 3 Anatomy and morphology of plant-parasitic nematodes, molecular plant-nematode interactions, genomics, symptoms, identification, techniques and control. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students. (a/y odd S)

514 Phytobacteriology 3 Isolation and characterization of bacteria having a saprophytic, symbiotic or pathogenic association with plants, molecular structure, function, and genetics. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students. (a/y even F)

515 Seminar 1 May be repeated for credit. (F, S)

521 General Mycology 3 The structure, life histories, classification, and economic importance of the fungi. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students. (a/y odd F)

525 Field Plant Pathology and Mycology 3 Diverse plant diseases, disease diagnosis and management in fields, orchards, nurseries; interact directly with diverse agricultural stakeholders. Field trip required. Recommended preparation: PL P 429 or PL P 521. (a/y even SS)

526 Advanced Fungal Biology 4 (2-6) Advanced topics in fungal biology, ecology, systematics, evolution and coevolution via discussions of literature and special laboratory projects. Recommended preparation: Introductory mycology and genetics coursework. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students. (a/y even S)

535 Molecular Genetics of Plant and Pathogen Interactions 3 Genetic and molecular biological aspects of host-pathogen interactions. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students. (a/y even S)

551 Epidemiology and Management of Plant Diseases 3 Principles of plant disease epidemiology, control and ecology of pathogens. Recommended preparation: PL P 429. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students. (a/y even S)

570 Techniques in Plant Pathology 3 (1-6) Laboratory techniques for isolating, cultivating, and identifying the major groups of plant pathogenic organisms. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students. (F)

700 Master’s Research, Thesis, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their master’s research, thesis and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 700 credit. S, U grading. (F, S)

800 Doctoral Research, Dissertation, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the Plant Pathology PhD program. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their doctoral research, dissertation and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 800 credit. S, U grading. (F, S)

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