CROP 423: Plant Pathology


Review of the major characteristics of the major pathogen groups; Introductory plant pathology, Development of disease in individual plants and plant population, plant disease triangle, disease cycle and relationship between disease cycle and epidermics in plants; pathogenic attack of plants-role of enzymes, toxins, growth regulators etc. in plant disease; effect of disease on plant metabolism; defence of plants against pathogens – the concept and basis of resistance; genetics of plant diseases, Diagnosis and assessment of plant disease.  Some selected plant diseases and their control in Ghana – importance, symptomalogy, aetiology and control