Federal CIP Code Definitions

BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

26.0305
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology.

A program that focuses on the scientific study of plant diseases and plant health, and the development of disease control mechanisms. Includes 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.