Plant-microbe interactions

Course Code :2001WETPMI
Study domain:Biology
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:23
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Els Prinsen

3. Course contents *

The course is a selection of recent conpulsory papers, selected based on their content and contradictory nature.
Topics treated:

- Agrobacterium tumefaciens and Agrobacterium rhizogenes

- Rhizobium sp.

- Mycorrhiza

- Symbiosis versus pathogenicity and wounding

- Quorum sensing

- Evolutionary aspects of symbiosis

- cell-cell tranfer

- immune respons

- heavy metal resistance

- signalling

- plant cell death
Also several non-conpulsory reviews are gives to provide background information is necessary.