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Sharon L Doty
SEFS 522
Seattle Campus

Plant-Microbe Interactions

Discusses current research related to forest tree-microbe interactions. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: W, odd years.

Class description

The students will learn about the current research in plant-microbe interactions. Microbes are often essential for plant growth, providing fixed nitrogen, pathogen resistance, and increased tolerance to stress. Other microbes can cause plant diseases. The students will learn about this important field of research from those currently doing the research.

The educational goals of this course are to increase awareness of the variety of symbiotic relationships between plants and microbes. Another goal of the course is to encourage interaction between graduate students in the Departments of Microbiology, Biology, and the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

This course is graded based on a short paper about a specific aspect of plant-microbe interactions (topic chosen by the student and approved by Dr. Doty). In addition, students will be expected to participate in the seminar discussions and be prepared for class by completing weekly related readings.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Sharon L Doty
Date: 10/16/2012