Vine Protection II - Parte generale (2006/2007)

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Course code
4S00146
Name of lecturer
Annalisa Polverari
Number of ECTS credits allocated
3
Academic sector
AGR/12 - PLANT PATHOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
2nd semester lesson dal Mar 1, 2007 al Jun 1, 2007.

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Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The course will provide basic knowledge about the most important grape diseases and pathogens, necessary to achieve a good understanding of plant-pathogen interactions, dignostic approaches and of the main priciples of disease management.

Syllabus

Basic concepts on disease. Pathogenicity and virulence factors.Plant-pathogen interactions: susceptibility and resistance. General overwiew of biotic and abiotic disease agents. Description of symptoms. Biology and disease cycle of main groups of plant pathogens: fungi, bacteria, viruses and phytoplasmas. Abiotic stresses that commonly cause diseases on grape.
Basic concepts of epidemiology, mathematical models of epidemics, with a few examples related to grape diseases. Approaches to diagnosis. Traditional and advanced diagnostic techniques. Plant disease management with traditional, integrated and biological control practices. Phytosanitary legislation and certification.

Assessment methods and criteria

oral examination

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