Plant Pathology/Phytopathology Major

Plant Pathology/Phytopathology Studies is a program that focuses on the scientific study of plant diseases and plant health, and the development of disease control mechanisms.

Plant Pathology/Phytopathology majors and degree programs likely include instruction in plant anatomy and physiology, pathogenesis, molecular plant virology, molecular genetics, bacterial epidemiology, causal agent identification, host/agent interactions, disease resistance and response mechanisms, developing plant disease treatments, disease prevention, and disease physiology and control.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Plant Pathology/Phytopathology (use the College Search feature and enter " Plant Pathology/Phytopathology " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Plant Pathology/Phytopathology Studies?

In the field of Plant Pathology/Phytopathology, you may work in a laboratory or private agricultural, diagnostic laboratory, university, or biotechnology environment, conducting research.  In these environments, you might work as a scientist, technologist, or technician in cell organization and function of plants, including mechanisms of genetic processes, cellular bioinformatics, cell signaling, or cell differentiation which have a wide variety of implications for medicine, genetics, and the environment.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Plant Pathology/Phytopathology Studies:

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

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