953316 Phytopathology

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Steinkellner, Siegrid
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


The course covers case studies on groups of pathogens such as viruses, viroids, bacteria and fungi. We will work on following topics in groups and seminar presentations:

Significance of plant diseases
Diagnosis of plant diseases
Parasitism and pathogenicity
Host range of pathogens
Development of disease in plants
Stages in the development of disease
Effects of pathogens on plant
Physiological functions
Mechanisms of plant attack
Defense mechanisms
Environmental effects
Development of infectious plant disease
Plant disease epidemiology
Control of plant diseases

Previous knowledge expected

This lecture is based on the contents of the lecture 953.100 Plant Protection.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The aim of this lecture is to give students advanced knowledge in phytopathology especially plant-pathogen interactions as an essential basis to approach practical problems as well as topical research.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.