Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L9001002 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 植物病理学
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Plant Pathology
スギノ トシヒサ,ナガオカ トシノリ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  Second Semester,  Second Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2nd) Thur1-2:ABS C305
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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This is a distance learning course using a video conferencing system with Shinichi Ito of the Faculty of Agriculture at Yamaguchi University. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students Third-year students and higher
Keywords SDGs 
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Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
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(Summary) Plant pathology is a discipline that aims to (a) contribute to the improvement of crop production by researching various technologies that prevent disease, (b) reveal the transmission methods of diseases and mechanisms that cause illness, and (c) explore the causes of plant diseases.  
The range pf plant pathology handled is extremely wide. Further, there is a wide range of related disciplines from foundation to application. For this reason, plant pathology is also referred to as a comprehensive science that relates plant health to productivity. In this course, the overall picture of plant pathology will be introduced, focusing on fundamental matters relating to plant diseases.

General Objectives
1. Students will acquire basic knowledge relating to pathogens that cause plant diseases.
2. Students will acquire basic knowledge relating to the mutual relationship between plants and pathogens.
3. Students will acquire basic knowledge relating to the diagnosis, prevention, and control of plant diseases.
Class Schedule During each meeting, there will be confirmation tests (looking at handouts and notes is allowed) to ascertain the level of understanding of the class content and attendance condition. Confirmation tests should be submitted during the next class.
lesson1:Introduction Plant Pathology
lesson2:Plant pathogens: Viruses and viroids
Learn the basics of viruses, including growth and infections
lesson3:Plant pathogens: Viruses and viroids
Learn about viruses and viroids
lesson4:Plant pathogens: Bacteria and phytoplasma
Learn about the classification and structure of bacteria
lesson5:Plant pathogens: Bacteria and phytoplasma
Learn about bacteria and phytoplasma

lesson6:Plant pathogens: Fungi
Learn  the basics of fungi

lesson7:Plant pathogens: Fungi
Learn about the life cycle of  major plant fungi

lesson8:Plant pathogens: Fungi
Learn about fungi classification, pathogenic differentiation

lesson9:Interaction of plants and plant pathogens
Learn about the basis for virulence of plant pathogens

lesson10:Interaction of plants and plant pathogens
Learn about resistance mechanisms of plants

lesson11:Interaction of plants and plant pathogens
Learn about virulence of plant pathogens

Learn about the transmission of plant diseases

lesson13:Disease diagnosis and plant protection
Learn about diagnostic techniques for plant diseases and plant protection

lesson14:Controlling plant diseases
Learn about the control of plant diseases

Lesson 15: Plant pathology and bioscience
Introduction of topics in plant pathology and related fields

Lesson 16: Final Exam

Handouts will be distributed. During each class, there will be a confirmation test (using handouts and notes is allowed) taken along with the attendance.  
“ Latest Plant Pathology” (Author: Seiichi Okuda, other)(Publisher: Asakura Shoten)
“Plant Pathology” (Author: Tadashi Oki)(Publisher: Tokyo Kagakudojin)
“Plant Pathology” (Author: Shigeyuki Mayama, Shigeto Nanba)(Publisher: Buneido)
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(More Details) Remote lectures by video conference system. 
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Requirements This course is conducted by remote lecture with Yamaguchi University. The first and second periods at Yamaguchi University start at 8:50. In accordance with this schedule, these lessons start at 8:50 and finish at 10:20.  
Grading Method Credit cannot be given if attendance does not reach a predetermined number. There are times when reports will be assigned.
Periodic tests (midterm, final exam), 80% (knowledge, understanding, thinking, judgment)
Quizzes, in-class reports, 20% (knowledge, understanding, thinking, judgment, interest, motivation, participation)
Absence: Disqualifying conditions apply.
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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