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Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
I sem. Oct 2, 2017 Jan 31, 2018
I sem - 3° anno Oct 30, 2017 Jan 31, 2018
II sem. Mar 1, 2018 Jun 15, 2018
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione invernale d'esame Feb 1, 2018 Feb 28, 2018
Sessione estiva d'esame Jun 18, 2018 Jul 31, 2018
Sessione autunnale d'esame Sep 3, 2018 Sep 28, 2018
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione estiva di laurea Jul 20, 2018 Jul 20, 2018
Sessione autunnale di laurea Nov 27, 2018 Nov 27, 2018
Sessione invernale di laurea Mar 27, 2019 Mar 27, 2019
Period From To
Christmas break Dec 22, 2017 Jan 7, 2018
Easter break Mar 30, 2018 Apr 3, 2018
Patron Saint Day May 21, 2018 May 21, 2018
VACANZE ESTIVE Aug 6, 2018 Aug 19, 2018

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Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)



II sem. dal Mar 1, 2018 al Jun 15, 2018.

To show the organization of the course that includes this module, follow this link:  Course organization

Learning outcomes

Students will acquire basic knowledge about plant-pathogen interactions, pathogenicity and virulence mechanisms, and plant responses to pathogens.
At the end of the Course, students will have specific competences on diagnosis, prevention and therapy of grapevine diseases, according to modern measures of crop management and environment protection.


Introduction to plant pathology
History of Plant Pathology, scientific and economic relevance of plant pathology.
Terminology: Parasitism and Pathogenicity, Host Range of Pathogens, Stages in the Development of Disease, The Disease Cycle
Classification of the main classes of phytopathogens (taxonomy)
Diseases caused by phytopathogenic fungi and fungal-like organisms
General features of phytopathogenic fungi
Taxonomy and classification
The infection process
Pathogenicity factors: lytic enzymes, phytotoxins, hormones, research for fungal pathogenicity factors.
Diseases caused by phytopathogenic procariotes
General features of phytopathogenic procariotes (bacteria and phytoplasmas)
Taxonomy and classification
The infection process
Pathogenicity factors: lytic enzymes, phytotoxins, hormones, LPSs, research for bacterial pathogenicity factors.
Diseases caused by phytopathogenic viruses and viroids
General features of phytopathogenic viruses
Taxonomy and classification
The infection process: transmission, replication, movement.
Viroids: transmission, replication.
Diagnostic tools in phytopathology:
Isolation of pathogens in pure culture: Kock’s postulates
Biochemical, serological and molecular methods in plant disease diagnosis
Use of indicator plants

Basic concepts in Plant Protection
Control Methods that Exclude the Pathogen from the Host: Quarantines and Inspections,
Crop Certification
Agronomical and physical measures for disease control and prevention
Direct Protection of Plants from Pathogens: Chemical and Biological Control measures
Breeding for Resistance and Genetic Engineering Techniques: Genetics of Virulence in Pathogens and of Resistance in Host.
Integrated approaches to plant disease control
Basic concepts of epidemiology; examples of forecasting models for prevention and therapy of plant diseases.

Specific pathogens and diseases presented:
Fungi and fungal-like pathogens
Downy mildew
Powdery mildew
Gray mold
Root rot (Armillaria , Rosellinia)
Trunk diseases : esca, Eutypa, Phomopsis
Tracheomycoses (Verticillium sp)
Berry rottings
Bacteria and phytopalsmas
A. tumefaciens, A. vitis e Xylophilus ampelinus,Xylella fastidiosa
Candidatus fitoplasma spp.:
Flavescence dorée; Bois Noir
Viruses and viroids
Grapevine fanleaf
Grapevine leafroll
Corky bark; stem pitting; stem grooving.
Fleck disease of grapevine

Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Belli Giuseppe Elementi di Patologia vegetale Piccin-Nuova Libraria 2015
Agrios G.N. Plant Pathology (Edizione 4) Harcourt Academic Press 1997 0120445646

Examination Methods

Oral exam


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