Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University

January-June Semester course curriculum 1

    PLPA 501: Mycology (Compulsory)

                 Credit hour: 3

Introduction of fungi, general overview of fungi, fungal cell structure,  introduction to fungal form, fungal cell wall architecture and hyphal growth, phylogeny of fungi, taxonomy of fungi, Inoculum production and liberation physiology of fungi, Zoosporic fungi: Chytrids, Oomycetes and others, Phylum- Zygomycota, Basidiomycota, Ascomycota (Apothecial, Perithecial, Cleistothecial and unicellular Ascomycota) and Fungi Imperfecti, cultivation of mushrooms and other fungi, ergot and ergotism, environmental mycology, Symbiotic and parasitic relationship of fungi, lichens, mycorrhizae, genetics of filamentous and yeasts including gene structure, organization and regulation, transformation and gene manipulation, assignment presentation.


PLPA 502: Phytopathological Research Methodology (Compulsory)

               Credit hour: 3

Concept and components of Phytopathological research, collection of facts, analysis of the situation, identification and priorization of problems, developing the hypothesis. Methodology for achieving the objectives in Phytopathological experiments. Determining treatments, variables, parameters of data collection, experimental unit, size of experimental unit and fixing replication for simple and factorial experiments in different types of Phytopathological research. Correlation and regression in Phytopathology. Model experimental design on: disease incidence and severity, disease management, integrated disease management, vector borne, seed borne and soil borne diseases, fungicide evaluation, fungicide residues, disease resistance, detection of pathogens, yield loss estimation. Analysis of  Phytopathological data.


PLPA 503: Epidemiology and Plant Disease Dynamics (Compulsory)

              Credit hour: 3

Concepts of epidemiology. Components of epidemics. Disease triangle, disease tetrahedron and managed pathosystem. Factors associated with the development of epidemics: Host, Pathogen, environment, time and human factors. Principles of pathogen population dynamics as affected by environment and host-pathogen interactions. Production and liberation of inocula. Dissemination of plant pathogens. Disease progress curve. Principles and practices employed for disease management. Crop loss assessment models: Critical and multiple point models and applied epidemiology: predict epidemics and plant disease forecasting.