Upon successful completion of the course the students will be able to:
1. know the mechanisms used by viruses to infect their host-plants and to be transmitted from plant to plant
2. know the symptomatology of plant virus diseases and the methods of virus detection
3. suggest control measures based on the knowledge of the epidemiology of viral diseases
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction, Nomenclature and Taxonomy of plant viruses, Symptomatology, Mechanisms of virus movement in the host plants, Replication and expression of the viral genomes, Virus identification, Modes of transmission and epidemiology of plant viruses, Strategies of virus control, Applications of genetic enginnering in virus control, pathogens inducing virus-like diseases (viroids, phytoplasmas).
Virus taxonomy, Virus symptoms, Virus movement, Virus replication, Virus identification, Virus transmission, Virus epidemiology, Virus control, Viroids, Phytoplasmas