PLANT VIROLOGY

Course Information
TitleΓΕΝΙΚΗ ΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ / PLANT VIROLOGY
CodeΝ525Ε
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolAgriculture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID420001978

Programme of Study: PPS Geōponías (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Programme of Study: UPS School of Agriculture (2011-today)

Registered students: 103
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the otherWinter-4
FYTIKĪS PARAGŌGĪSElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)Winter-4

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600120106
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
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
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
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).
Keywords
Virus taxonomy, Virus symptoms, Virus movement, Virus replication, Virus identification, Virus transmission, Virus epidemiology, Virus control, Viroids, Phytoplasmas
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Teaching and Lab Software: powerpoint e-class platform: Moodle.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures70
Reading Assigment19
Project20
Exams3
Total112
Student Assessment
Description
100% written exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Κατής Ν. 1996. Ιολογία Φυτών. Εκδόσεις Πήγασος, Θεσσαλονίκη.
Last Update
27-01-2019