PL PATH/BOTANY 123 — PLANTS, PARASITES, AND PEOPLE
Explores the interaction between society and plant-associated microbes. Topics include: the Irish potato famine, pesticides in current agriculture, role of economics and consumer preference in crop disease management and the release of genetically engineered organisms.
PL PATH/ZOOLOGY 154 — TINY EARTH: ANTIBIOTIC DISCOVERY RESEARCH
Learn basic methodology in scientific research and discovery, including laboratory techniques, quantitative reasoning, scientific communication, and collaboration. Gain hands-on laboratory experience working with microbes to test original hypotheses concerning the discovery of potential antibiotic compounds while addressing the world's antibiotic resistance crisis by contributing data to the global "Tiny Earth" network of researchers to advance potential drug development. Tiny Earth seeks to encourage students to pursue careers in science through real-world, applied research experiences and aims to address a worldwide health threat of the diminishing supply of effective antibiotics by "student-sourcing antibiotic discovery." Concurrent enrollment in BIOLOGY/BOTANY/ZOOLOGY 152 is required for permission to enroll.
PL PATH/HORT 261 — SUSTAINABLE TURFGRASS USE AND MANAGEMENT
Sustainable use and management of turfgrass landscapes in urban and suburban environments, including home lawns, golf courses, and sports fields. Focus is on creating sustainable and attractive turfgrass landscapes through proper species selection, use of slow-release or organic fertilizer practices, and minimizing the use of pesticides and supplemental irrigation.
PL PATH/HORT 262 — TURFGRASS MANAGEMENT LABORATORY
Hands-on turf establishment, cool- and warm-season grass, seed and weed identification, chemical application, and turf cultivation techniques and equipment use, plus field trips to major league sport facilities and golf courses.
PL PATH 289 — HONORS INDEPENDENT STUDY
Research work for Honors students under direct guidance of a faculty member in an area of Plant Pathology. Students are responsible for arranging the work and credits with the supervising instructor.
PL PATH 299 — INDEPENDENT STUDY
Research work for students under direct guidance of a faculty member in an area of Plant Pathology. Students are responsible for arranging the work and credits with the supervising instructor.
PL PATH 300 — INTRODUCTION TO PLANT PATHOLOGY
Economic importance, symptoms, causes, and methods of control of representative plant diseases.
PL PATH/F&W ECOL/HORT/LAND ARC 309 — DISEASES OF TREES AND SHRUBS
Fundamental disease concepts, pathogens and causal agents, diagnosis, and biologically rational principles and practices for management of diseases of trees and shrubs. Includes field trips
PL PATH 311 — GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY
Isn't having enough food a basic human right? Exploration of the drivers of food insecurity: barriers to food production (pests, land availability, climate), barriers to food availability (politics, price, biofuels), and a greater need due to population growth. Examination of solutions to food insecurity.
PL PATH 315 — PLANT MICROBIOMES
Explore plant associated microbial communities (the plant microbiome), methods used to study them, and how we can use them to improve plant and ecosystem health in the face of challenges to agricultural and natural systems. Examples will be drawn from annual crop, grassland, and forested ecosystems. Use current molecular, bioinformatic, and statistical approaches to characterize rhizosphere microbiomes from samples collected as part of on-going research projects.
PL PATH/SOIL SCI 323 — SOIL BIOLOGY
Nature, activities and role of organisms inhabiting soil. Effects of soil biota on ecosystem function, response to cultural practices, and impacts on environmental quality, including bioremediation of contaminated soils.
PL PATH/BOTANY 332 — FUNGI
Growth, development, variability and dispersal of saprophytic, parasitic, and symbiotic fungi, with a consideration of their ecological and economic significance. Develop skills in microscopy with live fungal materials.
PL PATH/BOTANY 333 — BIOLOGY OF THE FUNGI
Growth, development, variability and dispersal of saprophytic, parasitic, and symbiotic fungi, with a consideration of their ecological and economic significance.
PL PATH/AGRONOMY/ENTOM/HORT/SOIL SCI 354 — DIAGNOSING AND MONITORING PEST AND NUTRIENT STATUS OF FIELD CROPS
Provides students with information necessary to diagnosis and monitor corn, soybean, alfalfa and wheat for pests (insects, weeds, diseases) and nutrient deficiency symptoms including perspectives from Agronomy, Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology and Soil Science. Proper soil and pest sampling information will be provided as will proper cropstaging techniques which are essential for pest and nutrient management.
PL PATH/A A E/AGRONOMY/HORT 367 — INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIC AGRICULTURE: PRODUCTION, MARKETS, AND POLICY
Provides an in-depth understanding of the history of organic agriculture, its production, processing, marketing, and social dimensions, and its impact on environmental, community, and human health.
PL PATH 375 — SPECIAL TOPICS
Subjects of current interest to undergrads.
PL PATH 399 — COORDINATIVE INTERNSHIP/COOPERATIVE EDUCATION
An internship under guidance of a faculty or instructional academic staff member in Plant Pathology and internship site supervisor. Students are responsible for arranging the work and credits with the faculty or instructional academic staff member and the internship site supervisor.
PL PATH 400 — STUDY ABROAD IN PLANT PATHOLOGY
Provides an area equivalency for courses taken on Madison Study Abroad Programs that do not equate to existing UW courses. Current enrollment in a UW-Madison study abroad program
PL PATH 499 — INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ORGANIC AGRICULTURE
Provide students research and/or hands-on experiences within the organic sector in order to gain scientific knowledge and/or an in-depth understanding of the research and science of organic agriculture, its production, processing, marketing, and social dimensions, and its impact on environmental, community, and human health. Declared in the Certificate in Organic Agriculture
PL PATH/BOTANY/ENTOM 505 — PLANT-MICROBE INTERACTIONS: MOLECULAR AND ECOLOGICAL ASPECTS
Molecular and ecological aspects of the interactions between plants and microorganisms. Explores many of the themes, from genetic to integrative, of modern biology, and illustrates how study of plant-microbe interactions contributes to understanding of fundamental plant science.
PL PATH 517 — PLANT DISEASE RESISTANCE
Host resistance in plant disease control. Conceptual and applied aspects of resistance: how it works, why it sometimes fails, and the traditional and modern techniques used for evaluating host resistance and incorporating resistance factors into new plant varieties.
PL PATH 558 — BIOLOGY OF PLANT PATHOGENS
Explores biology of plant pathogenic fungi, oomycetes, nematodes, bacteria, and viruses, with emphasis on identifying: 1) key traits of each pathogen class, and 2) common strategies used by these microbes. Inquiry-driven laboratory will investigate diverse interactions between plants and their pathogens.
PL PATH 559 — DISEASES OF ECONOMIC PLANTS
Symptoms, epidemiology and control of diseases of crop plants; emphasis on disease diagnosis.
PL PATH/BOTANY 563 — PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS OF MOLECULAR DATA
Theory and practice of phylogenetic inference from DNA sequence data.
PL PATH 590 — CAPSTONE IN PLANT PATHOLOGY
Synthesizing research-based capstone experience in Plant Pathology. Develop problem-solving skills, be exposed to multidisciplinary approaches, develop teamwork and interpersonal skills, develop information resources, consider societal, economic, ethical, scientific and professional aspects of the field, and prepare and present written and/or oral reports.
PL PATH 602 — ECOLOGY, EPIDEMIOLOGY AND CONTROL OF PLANT DISEASES
Environmental factors in the development and spread of diseases, pathogen variability, genetics of disease resistance, and principles of disease control.
PL PATH/ENTOM/F&W ECOL/SOIL SCI 606 — COLLOQUIUM IN ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY
Current topics in molecular and environmental toxicology and problems related to biologically active substances in the environment. Topics vary each semester. Lectures are by resident and visiting professors and other researchers.
PL PATH 622 — PLANT-BACTERIAL INTERACTIONS
Physiology, genetics, taxonomy, and ecology of bacterial pathogens, epiphytes, and symbionts of plants.
PL PATH/ONCOLOGY 640 — GENERAL VIROLOGY-MULTIPLICATION OF VIRUSES
Bacterial and animal viruses, their structure, multiplication, and genetics.
PL PATH/BOTANY/GENETICS/M M & I 655 — BIOLOGY AND GENETICS OF FUNGI
Fungal genetics, genomics, and physiology using plant pathogenic fungi and the genetic models Aspergillus nidulans and Neurospora crassa as model systems to explore the current knowledge of fungal genetics and plant/fungal interactions.
PL PATH 681 — SENIOR HONORS THESIS
Individual study for undergraduate students in an Honors program completing a thesis in the area of Plant Pathology, as arranged with a faculty member.
PL PATH 682 — SENIOR HONORS THESIS
Second semester of individual study for undergraduate students in an Honors program completing a thesis in the area of Plant Pathology, as arranged with a faculty member.
PL PATH 699 — SPECIAL PROBLEMS
Individual advanced work in an area of Plant Pathology under the direct guidance of a faculty member.
PL PATH 799 — PRACTICUM IN PLANT PATHOLOGY TEACHING
Instructional orientation to teaching at the higher education level in the agricultural and life sciences, direct teaching experience under faculty supervision, experience in testing and evaluation of students, and the analysis of teaching performance.
PL PATH 800 — INQUIRY-BASED BIOLOGY TEACHING
Develop competence and confidence as teachers. Cover fundamentals of learning theory and practical strategies for teaching biology. Practice lecturing, manage classroom dynamics, and teach laboratory sections (optional).
PL PATH 801 — TEACHING BIOLOGY: SPECIAL TOPICS
Learn about mentoring and/or instructional materials. Practice mentoring undergraduate researchers with feedback and evaluation and/or develop and evaluate instructional materials.
PL PATH 875 — SPECIAL TOPICS
Topics of current interest to Grad students.
PL PATH 923 — SEMINAR
Seminar series on topics related to plant pathology
PL PATH/BOTANY 930 — SEMINAR-MYCOLOGY
Topics, recent advances literature in the area of Mycology.
PL PATH 990 — RESEARCH
Independent laboratory research in preparation of a graduate thesis under supervision of a faculty member