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Courses in Nematology (NEM)

Related Courses. See Entomology and Nematology.

Lower Division

10V. General Biology (4)

Web virtual lecture—3 hours; web electronic discussion—1 hour. Concepts and issues in biology. Emphasis on composition and structure of organisms; regulation and signaling; heredity, evolution and the interaction and interdependence among life forms and their environments. Significant writing is required. Designed for students not specializing in biology. Not open for credit to students who have completed course Biological Sciences 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 2C, 10 or 10V. GE credit: SciEng, Wrt | SE, SL, WE.—S. (S.) Westerdahl

Upper Division

100. General Plant Nematology (4)

Lecture—2 hours; laboratory—6 hours. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 1B or 10. An introduction to the classification, morphology, biology, and control of the nematodes attacking cultivated crops. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—F. (F.) 

110. Introduction to Nematology (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 1B or the equivalent or consent of instructor. The relationship of nematodes to human environment. Classification, morphology, ecology, distribution, and importance of nematodes occurring in water and soil as parasites of plants and animals. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—W. (W.) Caswell-Chen, Nadler

150. Revising Scientific Prose (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite): one course in English composition; understanding of English grammar and parts of speech; upper division standing in a science major; or consent of the instructor. Class size limited to 15 students. Principles of detailed revision; close analysis of writing styles in research papers, popular scientific articles, and other scientific reports; use of verb-based and noun-based writing styles. GE credit: Wrt.—W. (W.) Jaffee

199. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)


201. Molecular and Physiological Plant Nematology (2)

Lecture—1 hour; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 101; Plant Pathology 120, course 100 or 110. Molecular biology and physiology of nematodes using Caenorhabditis elegans as a model, but with emphasis on plant-parasitic species. Plant responses to nematodes. Discussion of current literature emphasized. Offered in alternate years.—W. 

203. Ecology of Parasitic Nematodes (2)

Lecture—1 hour; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 100 or 110 or Entomology 156; Evolution and Ecology 101 or Plant Biology 117. Major concepts in population and community ecology of animal- and plant-parasitic nematodes. Current advances in techniques, theory, and basic information about nematode-host dynamics, and application to management of nematode diseases. Offered in alternate years.—(S.) Caswell-Chen

204. Management of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes (2)

Lecture—1 hour; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 100 or 110. Theory, foundation, principles and practices of nematode management. Techniques and equipment used to manage nematodes and methods used to analyze their effectiveness. Offered in alternate years.—S. Westerdahl

205. Insect Nematology and Biological Control (2)

Lecture—1 hour; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: courses 100 and 110, Entomology 100 or 110. The biology of insect-parasitic nematodes, their effect on the host, and their potential as biological control agents of insect and other invertebrate pests. Application of ecological theory in classical and augmentative biological control. Offered in alternate years.—(F.) Lewis

206. Nematode Systematics and Evolution (2)

Lecture—1 hour; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 100 or 110 or Entomology 156; Evolution and Ecology 100 recommended. Nematode diversity as revealed by morphological and molecular evidence. Laboratory experience focuses on structural features used in taxonomy. Phylogenetic relationships based on morphological and molecular data used to consider patterns of character change among taxa. Offered in alternate years.—(F.) Nadler

210. Molecular Phylogenetic Analysis (3)

Lecture—2 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Theory and practice of inferring phylogenetic trees using molecular sequence data. Practical techniques for obtaining sequence data, advantages and disadvantages of common approaches for inferring trees, statistical methods for comparing alternative hypotheses. (Same course as Evolution and Ecology 210.) Offered in alternate years.—(F.) Nadler

245. Field Nematology (1)

Fieldwork—6 days. Prerequisite: course 100. Six-day demonstration and field study in applied nematology including diagnosis and prediction of nematode field problem strategies for control field plot design, and establishment in association with diverse California crops. (S/U grading only.)—F. (F.)

290. Seminar (1)

Seminar—1 hour. (S/U grading only.)—F, S. (F, S.)

290C. Advanced Research Conference (1)

Discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor. Planning and results of research programs, proposals, and experiments. Discussion and critical evaluation of original research being conducted by the group. Discussion led by individual research instructors for research group. (S/U grading only.)

298. Group Study (1-5)

(S/U grading only.)

299. Research (1-12)

(S/U grading only.)

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