I. PROGRAM INFORMATION
Plant Pathology is part of the Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences
Department. Plant Pathology is the study of plant diseases, microorganisms
that causes diseases, host-pathogen interactions, and disease control.
There is a concentration on agricultural crops of economic importance,
but the field also includes the biology and host-pathogen interactions
of numerous other plant-pathogen systems.
The Department offers an MS and a PhD in Botanical Sciences (Plant Pathology).
II. COORDINATION OF COLLECTING RESPONSIBILITIES
Plant pathology draws heavily on the literature of agriculture, botany,
chemistry and biology; selection is coordinated with the librarians responsible
for these areas. Coordination is also required with the selectors for
the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections. Government Documents provides many
publications for this department. Duplication of these publications and
those held in other collections in the Library is avoided.
II. GUIDELINES TO MATERIALS COLLECTED OR EXCLUDED
Material in English is preferred. Spanish and Portuguese
publications on tropical crops are collected. Occasionally, French and
German material is acquired. Asian language material is housed in both
the Science and Technology area and the Asia Collection.
No limitations, but the emphasis is on current
theories and research.
No limitations, but there is special interest in tropical
Date of Publication:
Current materials are emphasized; gaps are
filled as needed. Rare and historical materials may be acquired as gifts.
Types/Formats of Materials Collected:
Monographs on current research
in the field; serials, including Web access when available; monographic
series; dictionaries, handbooks and directories; bibliographies; conference
proceedings; selected United States and foreign dissertations; electronic
data bases with a preference for Web access.
All treatments are included, with the exception of
popular works and textbooks. Both research and applied aspects are collected.
IV. SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS
The Department is developing a BS in plant and environmental protection
Date compiled: 7/01 Compiler: Eileen Herring