Plant Pathology

(College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

David M. Rizzo, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. 354 Hutchison Hall; 530-752-0300; http://plantpathology.ucdavis.edu/

Faculty. http://plantpathology.ucdavis.edu/faculty/


(College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

David M. Rizzo, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. 354 Hutchison Hall; 530-752-0300; http://plantpathology.ucdavis.edu/

Faculty. http://plantpathology.ucdavis.edu/faculty/

Related Major Program. See the major in Global Disease Biology.

Graduate Study. The Department of Plant Pathology offers programs of study and research leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Information can be obtained from the graduate advisor. See also the Graduate Studies.

Graduate Advisors. G.L. Coaker, R.M. Bostock, D.N. McRoberts, I. Stergiopoulos

(College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

David M. Rizzo, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. 354 Hutchison Hall; 530-752-0300; http://plantpathology.ucdavis.edu/

Faculty. http://plantpathology.ucdavis.edu/faculty/

Related Major Program. See the major in Global Disease Biology.

Graduate Study. The Department of Plant Pathology offers programs of study and research leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Information can be obtained from the graduate advisor. See also the Graduate Studies.

Graduate Advisors. G.L. Coaker, R.M. Bostock, D.N. McRoberts, I. Stergiopoulos


Courses in PLP:
PLP 040Edible Mushroom Cultivation (2) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s); Discussion/Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 010 or MIC 020 recommended. Principles and practices of growing edible mushrooms, including culture maintenance, basic mushroom substrate preparation, composting, spawn generation techniques, inoculation methods, harvesting, and pests and pest management. (Letter.) Effective: 1998 Winter Quarter.
PLP 120Introduction to Plant Pathology (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 001C; MIC 102 recommended. The nature, cause, and control of plant diseases. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
PLP 120Introduction to Plant Pathology (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 002C; or Consent of Instructor. MIC 102 recommended. The nature, cause, and control of plant diseases. (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
PLP 123Plant-Virus-Vector Interaction (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 002A; BIS 101; PLB 105, PLP 120, and ENT 100 recommended. Analysis of interactions necessary for viruses to infect plants.Interactions among insect vectors and host plants involved in the plant-virus life cycle. Evolutionary aspects of the molecular components in viral infection and modern approaches to the interdiction of viral movement. (Same course as ENT 123 and PLB 123.) (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL, WE. Effective: 2014 Winter Quarter.
PLP 130Fungal Biotechnology and Biochemistry (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): PLB 119; BIS 103. How fundamental physiological and biochemical activities of fungi impact the destructive and beneficial roles of these organisms in nature. Utilization and manipulation of fungi for biotechnological and industrial applications. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
PLP 135Field Identification of Mushrooms (1) Active
Fieldwork. Prerequisite(s): Introductory course in Biological Sciences; course in mycology recommended. Collection and identification of mushrooms and other fleshy fungi based on macro and microscopic features. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1999 Winter Quarter.
PLP 140Agricultural Biotechnology and Public Policy (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): High school level biology, including genetics; BIS 010 is recommended. Examination of the development and deployment of agricultural biotechnologies, particularly transgenic crop plants, microorganisms and animals, with consideration of conventional agriculture, public perceptions of technologies, food safety, environmental impact, public policies and regulations. (Letter.) GE credit: SL. Effective: 2005 Spring Quarter.
PLP 148Introductory Mycology (4) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 001A; BIS 001B; BIS 001C. Limited enrollment. Systematics, ecology, evolution, and morphology of fungi. Importance of fungi to humans. (Same course as PLB 148.) (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2001 Fall Quarter.
PLP 150Fungal Ecology (3) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 001C; Or equivalent. The ecological roles of fungi as saprobes, mutualists and parasites in native and managed ecosystems. Physiological and reproductive strategies associated with adaptations to diverse habitats. (Letter.) Effective: 1999 Winter Quarter.
PLP 150Fungal Ecology (3) Review all entries Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 002C; Or equivalent. Ecological roles of fungi as saprobes, mutualists and parasites in native and managed ecosystems. Physiological and reproductive strategies associated with adaptations to diverse habitats. (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
PLP 185Advanced Mushroom Taxonomy (2) Active
Discussion/Laboratory—3 hour(s); Fieldwork—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (PLP 135 or PLP 148); BIS 101; Or the equivalent to BIS 101. Class size limited to 12 students. Microscopic and molecular methods used in the identification of mushroom species; molecular characterization including PCR-amplification of ribosomal nuclear DNA, digestion of the product with restriction enzymes, and DNA sequencing; a one-day field trip is required. (Letter.) Effective: 2002 Fall Quarter.
PLP 192Internship (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): PLP 120; and Consent of Instructor. Work experience off and on campus, supervised by a member of the faculty. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
PLP 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
PLP 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
PLP 201AImpacts, Mechanisms and Control of Plant Disease (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): PLP 120; Graduate student status in the Plant Pathology Graduate Program or consent of instructor. A case-studies approach to analysis of plant diseases caused by bacteria, fungi, oomycetes, and viruses, including impacts, etiology, pathogen taxonomy and epidemiology, biochemical and genetic aspects of pathogen-host interactions, virulence and resistance, and approaches to disease control. (Letter.) Effective: 2009 Winter Quarter.
PLP 201BImpacts, Mechanisms and Control of Plant Disease (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): PLP 120; PLP 201A; Graduate student status in the Plant Pathology Graduate Program or consent of instructor. A case-studies approach to analysis of plant diseases, including emerging diseases, caused by bacteria, fungi, nematodes, and oomycetes: impacts, etiology, pathogen taxonomy, epidemiology, biochemical and genetic aspects of pathogen-host interactions, virulence, resistance, disease control and statistical analysis. (Letter.) Effective: 2009 Spring Quarter.
PLP 205ADiseases of Vegetable and Field Crops (3) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Fieldwork—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): PLP 120. Clinical study of diseases of vegetable and field crops with emphasis on etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and control. Field trips required. (Letter.) Effective: 2006 Spring Quarter.
PLP 205BDiseases of Vegetable and Field Crops - Summer Field Trip (1) Active
Fieldwork—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): PLP 120; PLP 205A. Continuation of Course 205A- four-day field trip investigating diseases of vegetable and field crops. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2004 Summer Session 1.
PLP 206ADiseases of Fruit, Nut, and Vine Crop (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): PLP 120; PLB 119; and Consent of Instructor. Course 205 may be taken concurrently. Clinical study of fruit, nut, and vine crops diseases with emphasis on etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and control. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
PLP 206BDiseases of Fruit, Nut, and Vine Crop (1) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): PLP 120; PLB 119; and Consent of Instructor. Course 205 may be taken concurrently. Clinical study of fruit, nut, and vine crops diseases with emphasis on etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and control. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
PLP 210Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plant-Microbe Interaction (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 101; BIS 102; BIS 103; BIS 104; Or the equivalent. Discussion of plantmicrobe interactions, focused on the underlying cellular, biochemical, and molecular events that determine the diseased state. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
PLP 217Molecular Genetics of Fungi (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 101; BIS 103; MCB 161; PLB 119; PLP 130; PLP 215X; Graduate standing in a Biological Science; MIC 215 recommended. Advanced treatment of molecular biology and genetics of filamentous fungi and yeasts, including gene structure, organization and regulation; plant pathogenesis; secretion; control of reproduction; reproduction; molecular evolution; transformation; and gene manipulation. (Same course as BLC 217.) (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
PLP 224Advanced Mycology (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): PLP 148 or PLB 148; or Consent of Instructor. Systematics, evolution, and ecology of the fungi. Topics include modern techniques and theories on classification of fungi, species concepts, sexual compatibility and vegetative compatibility. Laboratories will emphasize various approaches to fungal identification. (Letter.) Effective: 2002 Spring Quarter.
PLP 224Advanced Mycology (3) Review all entries Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): PLP 148 or PLB 148; PLP 120; or Consent of Instructor. Physiology, cell biology and biochemistry of fungi. Topics include mycotoxins, epidemiology and nature of emerging and re-emerging fungal diseases, fungicides, and fungicide resistance. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
PLP 228Plant Bacteriology (5) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—9 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): PLP 120; BIS 102; BIS 103; MIC 002 or the equivalent. Study of bacteria which have a saprophytic, symbiotic, or parasitic association with higher and lower plants. Clinical and molecular methods for identification and classification of these bacteria. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
PLP 228Plant Bacteriology (3) Review all entries Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): PLP 120; or equivalent or consent of instructor. Study of plant pathogenic microorganisms including taxonomy, biology, molecular mechanisms of disease, and plant disease management. Topics include quorum sensing, rhizosphere biology, genomics, virulence factors, and host plant resistance genes. (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
PLP 230Plant Virology (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Upper division or graduate course in Molecular Biology or graduate student in Plant Pathology. Viruses as causal agents of plant disease and as tools for manipulating plants; structures of virus particles; mechanisms of transmission, replication, and spread in the plant; cytology and molecular biology in susceptible and resistant reactions to virus infection; virus disease control. Only two units of credit to students who complete MIC 262; not open for credit to students who have completed PLP 226. (Letter.) Effective: 2003 Spring Quarter.
PLP 290Seminar (1) Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Review and evaluation of current research in plant pathology. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
PLP 290CAdvanced Research Conference (1) Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): PLP 120; or Consent of Instructor. Presentation, evaluation, and critical discussions of research activities in the area of advanced plant pathology; primarily designed for graduate students. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
PLP 291Seminar in Molecular Plant Pathology (1) Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): PLP 120; or Consent of Instructor. Review and evaluation of current literature and research in biochemistry and molecular biology of plant microbe interactions. May be repeated for credit. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
PLP 295Seminar in Mycology (1) Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Review and evaluation of current literature and research in mycology. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
PLP 298Special Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
PLP 299Research (1-12) Active
Variable. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.