Pathogenic Plant-Fungus Interactions (S, 3.0 LP)
|SWS||Type||Course Form||CP (Effort)||Presence-Time / Self-Study|
|-||S||Reading course||3.0 CP||16 h||74 h|
|(S)||3.0 CP||16 h||74 h|
|CP, Effort||3.0 CP = 90 h|
|Position of the semester||1 Sem. in WiSe|
|Level|| Master (Entry Level)|
|Area of study||[BIO-PPA] Phytopathology|
Possible Study achievement
- Verification of study performance: continuous and active participation in the courses
- Details of the examination (type, duration, criteria) will be announced at the beginning of the course.
Competencies / intended learning achievements
− Understanding the molecular basis of fungal virulence and plant defence mechanisms and their coevolution in natural and agricultural environments.
− Gaining the ability to extending these concepts to other pathogenic plant-microbe interactions.
− Reading and interpreting current research papers and reviews about this topic, and understanding methodological approaches used.
☐Methodological competence: ---
− Learning to discuss scientific issues with other students and the teacher and explaining complex concepts.
− Learning to simplify complicated topics and ideas and to identify their key aspects.
− Acquirement of scientific knowledge by self-responsible reading of English research literature, and identifying points that require further explanation.
− Critical evaluation of current research data.
Intended Learning Outcomes:
On successfully completing the module students will be able to…
− demonstrate deepened knowledge in specific fields of molecular plant pathology, in particular pathogenic fungus-plant interactions.
− read and understand specialist English literature (research papers and reviews).
− summarize and discuss orally research papers.
- Lo Presti et al. (2015) Fungal effectors and Plant Susceptibility. Annu Rev Plant Biol Plant Biol 66: 513-45.
- Jones and Dangl (2006) The plant immune system. Nature 444: 323-329.
- Dangl et al.. (2013) Pivoting the Plant Immune System from Dissection to Deployment. Science 341: 746-751. (available at https://www.bio.uni-kl.de/phytopathologie/lehre-teaching/)