Symbiosis and parasitism

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
At the end of this course the students will become familiar with the symbiotic and parasitic associations and their biology, receiving information about the major parasitic diseases of humans and animals. The course addresses the concept of symbiosis and parasitism in the plant kingdom too, starting from the origin of the plant cell, moving to the concept of soil microbiome by discussing the agricultural effects of bio-stimulants. During the lectures some association will be described in detail.
Expected learning outcomes
Learning outcomes expected at the end of the course: the student will be able to describe and interpret the different types of symbiosis, describing the main pest relationships, analyzing the biological cycles, the transmission mechanisms and the strategies of coexistence and coevolution host/parasite.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
The syllabus is shared with the following courses:
- [F91-2](
AGR/11 - GENERAL AND APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY - University credits: 6
Lessons: 48 hours