DESCRIPTION OF COURSES
PL PATH 502 PLANT VIROLOGY (2L+1P) I
To provide knowledge in history of plant viruses, their biological properties, diagnostics and management
History of plant viruses, composition and structure of viruses.
Symptomatology of important plant viral diseases, transmission, chemical and physical properties, host virus interaction, virus vector relationship.
Virus nomenclature and classification, Structure of plant virus, genome organization, replication and movement of viruses.
Isolation and purification, estimation of virus titre and purity, electron microscopy, protein and nucleic acid based diagnostics.
Mycoviruses, phytoplasma arbo and baculoviruses, satellite viruses, satellite RNAs, phages, viroids, prions.
Origin and evolution, mechanism of resistance, genetic engineering, ecology, and management of plant viruses.
Study of symptoms caused by viruses, transmission, assay of viruses, physical properties, purification, method of raising antisera, serological tests, electron microscopy, spectrophotometry and ultratomy, PCR, preservation of virus specimens, preparation of herbrium