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Module Detailed Information for [FMS1215B]
Academic Year : 2017/2018 Semester : 2
Correct as at 30 Mar 2018 04:27

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Module Title : Plant Pathogens that cause plants to end up in a bucket
Module Description : Plants are the major food source for animals and human. The most common plant pathogens are bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Students will form several groups to search information on the major plant pathogens in human history and learn about the factors that influence plant pathogens to attack plants. Students will also learn how to recognize symptoms caused by various plant pathogens and methods of plant disease investigation. There will be discussions on plant disease detection and diagnosis, plant pathogen-host interactions and development of disease resistant plants using transgenic techniques. Students will explore the origins of plant pathogens and their evolution, agricultural crops as food, transgenic crops and food safety issues related to plant diseases. This freshmen seminar is suitable for both life science and nonlife science majors.
Module Examinable : -
Exam Date : No Exam Date.
Modular Credits : 4
Pre-requisite : Nil
Preclusion : Students who have read a Freshman Seminar before will be precluded from reading a second Freshman Seminar. Students staying in Residential Colleges in UTown who will be reading or have read the Junior Seminars will be precluded from reading Freshman Seminar in the Faculty.
Module Workload (A-B-C-D-E)* : 0-2-0-0-8
Remarks : Nil
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C: no. of laboratory hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week

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