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Syllabus of PLPT 325 Practical Course
"Plant Diseases caused by Nematodes"


1st week

Practical 1


Plant Nematology Lab.





2nd week

Practical 2


Collection and submission of soil and plant samples for nematode analysis.





3rd week

Practical 3


Extracting nematodes from soil samples.





4th week

Practical 4


Extracting nematodes from plant tissues.





5th week

Practical 5


Staining techniques for observation of nematodes in plant tissues.





6th week

Practical 6

Mounting nematodes; Preparation of specimens for microscopic observation.

7th week


Practical 7



I- Inoculating plants with nematodes.

II- Symptoms of plant diseases caused
      by nematodes.

8th week

Practical 8


First Practical Exam (12 points).





9th week

Practical 9


Nematode morphology (general phenomena of males and females, cuticle striation, stylet types).





10th week

Practical 10


Nematode morphology (oesophagous types). 





11th week

Practical 11


Identification of the most common plant nematode genera.





12th week

Practical 12


Life cycle of plant nematodes. Identification of root-knot nematodes species on the basis of the female perinneal patterns.





13th week

Practical 13


Nematicide use.





14th week

Practical 14


Second Practical Exam (15 points)

+ Technical Report (3 points).

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