Symbiosis, Plant Immunity and Disease - LIFE96034
The course will cover the molecular features of a number of representative plant-microbe interactions. Special emphasis will be given to Rhizobium/legume interactions, virus/host interactions, fungal and bacterial diseases and mycorrhizal fungi. The course comprises of a series of lectures, which develop themes relative to each particular type of interaction. These themes will be extended during a series of small group tutorials, which are intended to allow students to develop ideas and produce improved essay work. Students will also be asked to produce two presentations including a literature review, which will require an extensive knowledge of the lecture course together with information gleaned from outside reading from the list of references provided.