953322 Plant virology and bacteriology

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2019/20
Languages of instruction


Plant Bacteriology:
Overview of bacterial systematics, life of phytopathogenic bacteria and their control.
Simple experiments for the detection and culture of bacteria. Inoculation experiments with plants.

Plant Virology :
History of Plant Virology and Phytoplasmology. Taxonomy of plant viruses. Replication and transmission. Detection and elimination.


Previous knowledge expected

Basic knowledge in the field of plant protection

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Plant bacteriology:
The students
+ can name the most important phytopathogenic bacteria.
+ understand the biology and strategy of phytopathogenic bacteria.
+ know control management principles and are able to develop control strategies.
+ are able to obtain pure bacterial cultures from infected plant material.
+ know basic methods for the identification of phytopathogenic bacteria.
+ are able to conduct simple infection tests with phytopathogenic bacteria.

Plant virology:
Students have knowledgte of the history of Plant Virology and Phytoplasmology, the Taxonomy of Plant Viruses, their Replication and Transmission as well as the Detection and Eliminiation.

Students present prominent examples of pathogens.
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