Sharon L Doty
Discusses current research related to forest tree-microbe interactions. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: W, odd years.
This seminar course will cover current research on plant-microbe interactions by faculty and staff at UW or nearby. Microbes are often essential for plant growth, providing fixed nitrogen, improved nutrient uptake, pathogen resistance, and increased tolerance to stress. Other microbes can cause plant diseases. Although the emphasis is on forest plants, the course does not exclude research on other plants. Note: I am currently requesting that this course be changed from one credit to two credits.
Student learning goals
The students will learn about this important field of research from those currently doing the research.
Through the writing of a short paper, the students will gain knowledge on an example of plant-microbe interaction that is of particular interest to the student.
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading
Weekly reading to prepare for in-class discussions after the seminar.
90% One writing assignment based on literature review of a plant-microbe interactions topic. 10% Class participation in discussions