CBIO-4107 Pathogenic Plant Molecular Interaction

This course covers molecular factors that define the development of a plant disease. It covers the subject from the perspective of the different pathogens (bacteria, fungus, nematodes and virus) and the strategies used to cause a disease and to disseminate it. Then, it addresses the subject from the plant perspective with the defense mechanisms it uses to limit diseases. During this course, classic scientific studies related to molecular phytopatholoty, as well as the use of genomic and bioinformatics to study the plant-micro-organism interaction. At the end of the course, the student must be trained to integrate the different processes individually studied during the semester, and must be able to explain why a plant suffers a biotic disease and why most of the plants are resistant to most pathogens.