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Course Title[Course Code]:Genetics of disease resistance[Gen 423]

Faculty: Agriculture
Department: Genetics
Program: Agricultural biotechnology
Compulsory / Elective:Elective
Undergraduate(Third Year-First Semester)
Hours:
Lecture:( 2 ) Practical / Clinical:( 2 ) Tutorial:( - )

Course Description:
Genetics of Plant Diseases: Genes and disease, types of resistance, gene for gene concept, development of resistant varieties; Environment and Plant Disease; Plant Disease Epidemiology: Elements of an epidemic, patterns of epidemics, mathematical description, comparison of epidemics, development of epidemics, forecasting, simulation of epidemics; Control of Plant Diseases: Exclusion, eradication, immunization & developing resistance, direct protection, integrated control; Plant Pathology in Practice: Study of a few common diseases of crop plants, plant pathogens as biological weapons.