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Last approved: Tue, 02 Jun 2015 08:32:06 GMT

Last edit: Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:48:36 GMT

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PP (Plant Pathology)
755
032208
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Plant Disease Resistance: Mechanisms and Applications
Plant Disease Resistance
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Entomology & Plant Pathology (11PP)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Alternate Even Years
Spring 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
3
 
Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
PP590/790Spring 201015
PP590/790Spring 201217
PP590/790Spring 201411
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
15
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Course Attribute(s)


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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Dr Barbara Shew
Research Assistant Professor
Assoc

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture1515YesN/A
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
P: Basic Undergraduate Level Genetics Class
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
This class deals with the major concepts in plant disease resistance: Its molecular and biochemical bases, its effectiveness and methods of deployment and conventional and transgenic breeding methods used to incorporate improved disease resistance into crop species.

The creation and deployment of new cultivars of economically important crops is a multi-disciplinary exercise.  Breeders, horticulturalists, and pathologists need to understand the genetic,  molecular and biochemical bases for resistance to pests and pathogens, how pathogen populations respond to the commercial deployment of host plant resistance, and what factors must be considered if the durability of that resistance is to be maximized.  Finally, they need an understanding of the process of developing new cultivars with improved disease resistance, how sources of resistance are identified, and the various parameters that need to be accounted for.


No other class currently offered synthesizes all these elements.


This course complements classes offed by Plant Pathology on Epidemiology and Plant-Microbe Interactions, specifically PP506 and PP707 and classes offered by the Depts of Crop Science and Horticulture on Plant Breeding Methods CS 541, HS 541.


No

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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of Agriculture and Life SciencesJeff Mullaheyno objections
College of Agriculture and Life SciencesJohn Doleno objections
This course will become part of the regular teaching assignment for the current instructor

The objective of this course is to present a modern synthesis of what we know about the mechanisms of plant disease resistance and how we can best exploit this trait to improve crop yields.


Student Learning Outcomes

1.  Students will be able to describe the genetics and heritability of plant disease resistance and the features that differentiate qualitative (major gene) resistance from quantitative resistance.


2. Students will  be able to summarize the main molecular genetic mechanisms controlling plant disease resistance and the ways a plant might be genetically engineered for disease resistance.


3.  Students will be able to characterize the current state of knowledge of factors that govern pathogen population adaptation to different types of resistance in plant hosts in different systems.


4.   Students will be able to articulate key strategies for prolonging the effectiveness of plant disease resistance, and factors that make them more or less successful:   plant refuges, gene pyramids, and host heterogeneity.


5.  Students will learn how to identify and use sources of disease resistance using both phenotypic and genotypic data.


6.  Students can summarize the different methods of breeding plants for disease resistance and how best to deploy those methods in a breeding program.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
presentation33Students will work in teams to research and present state of the art knowledge on specific subjects in each section.
Essay33Students will be assigned one or two essays in each section. They will be asked to synthesize the current literature on specific topics.
Exam34Each exam will consist of a mixture of multiple choice and short essay questions.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Plant disease resistance15 lecturesNB- the web-based submission system does not seem to be set up to enter this type of thing.

Week 1-5 genetics and molecular BIology of Plant Diesease Resistance

Weeks 6-10 Epidemiology and Deployment of Plant disease resistance

Weeks 11-15 Breeding for disease resistance
The suggestions from Dr. Hodge (below) were addressed by the department.
ABGS Reviewers approve this action, but express minor concern about the number of instructors and sections indicated as the anticipated enrollment per semester is the same as the anticipated enrollment per section. Clarification may be needed.
renutt (Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:40:22 GMT): Rollback: Please review email sent 3/20 for requested revisions.
ghodge (Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:34:10 GMT): admin comment: CIP code and description not showing review mode admin comment: need to specify contact hours per week or per semester admin comment: need to resize screen to see SAVE button at bottom of window Syllabus should include student learning outcomes Syllabus should include a description of grading evaluation methods with some details syllabus should include topical outline or reference a separate document. justification: how is this course needed in the curriculum instructional resource statement: Add statement that this course will become part of the regular teaching assignment for the current instructor. student evaluation methods: add details about each evaluation method. Describe presentation and essay since they are 1/3 each. student learning outcome: edit outcomes. "understand" see handout on student learning outcomes topical outline: provide a more detailed topical outline Hold for edits from program
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