Unit

School Of Science And Health

Plant Microbiology and ProtectionUWS Unit Code: 300787.2

Discipline: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Andy Broderick

Assumed Knowledge
Introductory microbiology and invertebrate biology.


Incompatible Units
300336 - Plant Microbe Interactions, 300643 - Plant Protection

Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

This unit explores the positive and negative aspects of interactions between plants and microorganisms in the environment. Students learn to recognise both the significance of plant pests and methods of reducing their damage to plants and plant products. Major areas of study include: plant pathological viruses, bacteria and fungi, their mode of action, life cycle and symptomatology; natural plant defence mechanisms; root nodules, mycorrhizae and the rhizosphere; major groups of organisms causing plant losses, viz. arthropods, pathogens and weeds; strategies for reducing pest damage (including legislative, physical, biological and chemical) - benefits and limitations; and field recognition of pests and damage assessment.


Courses

2743.2Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCONTINUING
3637.2Bachelor of Natural ScienceCONTINUING
3638.3Bachelor of Science - Pathway to Teaching (Secondary)CONTINUING
3640.3Bachelor of ScienceCONTINUING
3658.2Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of ArtsCONTINUING
3660.2Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of International StudiesCONTINUING


Unit Sets

KP3005.1Science (No Key Program)CONTINUING
KT3056.1Biological ScienceCONTINUING
KT3072.1HorticultureCONTINUING
M3034.1Landscape DesignCONTINUING
M3036.1General BiologyCONTINUING




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