2h weekly meetings will compose the course and will include discussion of assigned readings (readings focusing on specific topics will be given to the student(s) and then discussed in class). The readings will be composed of both review and research papers.
A term paper prepared by the student(s) will be presented and discussed in class before the end of the term.
Goals: To become familiar with (i) the mechanisms allowing root pathogens to enter the plant and cause disease, and (ii) the latest findings in this area.
(i) To acquire knowledge about strategies that plants root pathogens use to infect and cause disease in plants, such as using cell-wall degrading enzymes and toxins.
(ii) To learn about complementary approaches which are used to acquire such knowledge, including molecular, biochemical, and histo-chemical techniques
Textbook: None. Assigned readings will be provided to the student(s).