In this discipline, several aspects related to host-pathogen interactions will be covered. The emphasis will be on aspects that govern resistance in the host and pathogenicity and virulence in the pathogen. This interaction will address the practical implications for epidemiology and durability of resistance in the face of dynamic genetic changes in the pathogen and host populations. The main topics addressed will involve: concepts and terminologies; gene-by-gene theory; R and Avr genes; host resistance and non-host resistance; systemic resistance; genetics of phytopathogen populations; breeding strategies/use of R genes for disease resistance; resistance durability; use of genetic engineering to obtain disease-resistant plants.
Responsible Professor of Course
Dr. Leandro José Dallagnol
SIAPE Registration: 1900551