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Plant Pathology at NCSU

The Department of Plant Pathology at North Carolina State University is composed of nearly thirty faculty that direct a diverse portfolio of programs with strengths in academic programs, research and extension. Collectively, these strengths not only serve our clientele and our science, but also provide a rich environment for graduate education and training that can be tailored to the specific career interests of the student, irrespective of whether they prefer training in the basic sciences or are preparing for a career in extension. We encourage you to explore this site and would be pleased to assist you in meeting your needs regarding Plant Pathology.

What is Plant Pathology?

Plant pathology is the scientific study of plant diseases caused by pathogens. Plant pathogens include fungi (Fusarium, Alternaria), oomycetes (Phytophthora, Pythium), bacteria (Erwinia, Xanthomonas), viruses, phytoplasmas and nematodes. Plant pathology is an interdisciplinary science that includes knowledge of plant biology, microbiology, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry and ecology.

Plant Pathology: Taking you further than you ever imagined

Check out this video! It was made by the American Phytopathologycal Society and it highlights what you can do as a plant pathologist and what it takes to get you there.

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