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Fungal Biology

by: Rosemary Schuster

Fungal Biology PPTH 660

Rosemary Schuster
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Rubella Goswami

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Date Created: 11/01/15
FUNGAL BIOLOGY PLANT PATHOLOGY 460660 FALL SEMESTER 2010 Instructor Dr Rubella Goswami Assistant Professor Walster 317 Department of Plant Pathology North Dakota State University Fargo ND 58105 Tel 701 231 7077 Email RubellaGoswamindsuedu Office hours By Appointment Classroom Lecture and lab in Walster 315 Class Hours Lecture M W 10 to 1050 am Lab Tu 100250 pm Fungal biology is an introductory course in Mycology We will cover fungal morphology classification ecology physiology genetics reproduction life cycles economic uses industrial biotechnology and importance in the ecosystem and their role in our culture I hope you will find this group of organisms fascinating and the class enjoyable Exams There are two general lecture exams a final lecture exam a lab exam a mini review paper one lab report unknowns and a grant proposal for graduate students only The lecture exams will be a mixture of multiple choice and short answer questions The nal exam may have some essay type questions as well and will include all the topics covered Assignments The lab report on unknowns has to be written in the form of a journal paper with proper citations follow the Plant Disease style Your term paper mini review and grant proposal can be on any topic related to Fungal Biology follow Molecular Plant Pathology Style Titles for the minireview and grant proposal need to be approved by the instructor before Sept 22 and abstracts are due for both by Oct 20 Guidelines for minireview It must be well written and organized and typed double spaced with 1 margins References should be cited as per the journal Plant Disease References should be recent and have uptodate information The organization of the paper is your choice but use subtitles A 250 word abstract should be included at the beginning of the paper An example of the format will be provided to you Papers by undergraduates must be a minimum of8 pages of text followed by the references Papers by grad students must be a minimum of 11 pages of text followed by the references ICDU39IAOONA Graduate students are also required to write and present a grant proposal on a topic of their choice This has to be written according to the USDACSREES requirements guidelines available at httpwwwcsreesusdagovfundingrfaspdfs08specialtycroppdf If you choose to write on the organism you work with be sure to choose an area that is different from your graduate project Attendance Lab and class attendance is mandatory There are no prescribed texts but readings assigned from time to time and will be included in the exam A maximum of two excused absences from class 1 lab and 1 lecture may be allowed with prior permission from the instructor Points will be awarded for each lecture or lab attended Marks and grading PPTH 660 PPTH 460 Two lecture exams 100 pts each 200 200 Final lecture exam 200 200 Lab exam 50 50 Lab report on unknown fungi 150 100 undergrads receive 1 unknown grads receive 2 unknowns Mini review 100 100 Grant proposal Grad students only 150 O presentation 50 points writing 100 points Attendance 50 50 Class assignments 50 50 Total Points 950 750 NOTE Professional behavior is expected in the class and laboratory Lab exercises if required must be handed in each lab period Exercises and other assignments not handed in or incomplete will result in a 10 pt deduction per day Copying in any form or plagiarism is not acceptable and will result in serious penalties Course grading is based on the following scale 90100A 8090B 7080C 6070D and below 60F Academic Honesty All work in this course must be completed in a manner consistent with NDSU University Senate Policy Section 335 Code ofAcademic Responsibility and Conduct that can be found at httpwwwndsunodakedupolicy335htm The College ongriculture Food Systems and Natural Resources has an Honor System httpwwwagndsunodakeducolaghonorhtm which believes that a student has the privilege and responsibility to perform honestly and responsibly Exams will include the following pledge which students are required to sign before their exam will be accepted On my honor I have neither given nor received aid in completing this assignment An indication of dishonesty will be referred to the Honor Commission made up of students The instructor also retains the privilege of deducting points if he deems that the action is warranted Disability Accommodations Students that may require disability accommodations for this course are encouraged to speak with the instructor andor the Disability Services Office 2317671 as soon as possible to make appropriate arrangements LECTURE SCHEDULE 2010 Aug 25 Introduction to fungi Sept 1 Overview of fungal classi cation 8 Chytridiomycota amp Zygomycota 13 Ascomycota 15 Basidiomycota 2O Fungus like organisms 22 Case studies 27 Recap and discussion 29 No lectureLab continued Oct 4 Exam l 6 Structure and Function of fungi 11 Nutrition and Metabolism 13 Differentiation and Development 18 Differentiation and Development ll 20 Genetics and Genomics l 25 Genetics and Genomics ll 27 Sporulation and Dispersal Nov 1 Recap and discussion 3 EXAM ll 8 Prep for MiniReview and Grant ProposalNo lecture 10 Fungal interaction 15 Fungal Symbiosis 17 Roles of Fungil 22 Roles of Fungill 24 Disease Managementl 29 Disease Managementll Dec 1 Grant Proposal Presentation 6 Grant Proposal Presentation 8 Recap and discussion Final Exam LAB SCHEDULE 2010 Aug 31 Basic Methods in Mycology Start Unknowns Sept 7 Chytridiomycota amp Zygomycota 14 Ascomycetes 21 Mushroom ID Pure cultures should be available 28 DNA extraction for unknowns and gel Long lab 29 PCR and prep for sequencing lab replaces lecture Oct 5 Basidiomycetes 12 Fungus like organisms 19 Koch s postulates 26 Molecular ID Nov 2 Evaluate pathogenicity and reisolate 9 Other fungal structures and finish up unknowns 16 Lab exam prep 23 Submit Lab report 30 Lab exam Dec 7 Work on minireview amp Grant proposal 10 Minireview and Grant Proposal submission IMPORTANT DATES Oct 4 EXAM Sept 22 Approval of topics for minireview and grant proposal Oct 20 Abstracts due Nov 3 EXAM Nov 18 Lab report due Nov 25 LAB EXAM Dec 1 Grant proposal presentation Dec 3 Grant proposal presentation Dec 10 Grant proposal submission Dec 13 FINAL EXAM


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