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KABI5075 Plant-virus interactions 2 ECTS
Organised by
Molecular Plant Biology
Preceding studies
Third year or higher in biochemistry or biology

Learning outcomes

Students will have a good understanding of the nature of viral pathogens and of their occurrence and significance in plant hosts, of their pathogenicity factors, and of the different plant responses and plant defense mechanism that are induced in plants by virus infections.


Coverage of the molecular features and taxonomic classes of different plant viruses; infections types, symptoms and effects on plant growth; different viral life cycles; interference with the host cells: 1) localization within host cell compartments, 2) association with different host factors, 3) alterations of host functions and gene expression. Different defense mechanisms in the hosts.

Teaching methods

Lectures, exam

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Written exam
  • In English

Participation in classroom work, exam


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

1st or 2nd year of Masters degree studies

Study materials

Literature provided on the course

Further information

Lectured every second year, next time fall 2016, period I

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Biochemistry
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Biochemistry
DP in Biochemistry
DP Bachelor of Science in Tech. (Biotechnology)
DP in Biochemistry
DP in Food Chemistry
DP on Molecular Biology and Bioenergetics
DP in Biotechnology
Finnish Study Modules