Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

1880s

  • 10/1889 First Botany courses

    Courses in botany are offered when the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts opens

1890s

  • 1890 Microbiology curriculum established

    Microbiology courses become a part of the curricula in the Zoology and Botany departments.

  • 1890 (circa) Entomology curriculum established

    Entomology curriculum taught within the Department of Horticulture, Arboriculture, and Botany.

1900s

  • 1902 Botany curriculum established

    Botany curriculum is taught as a component of the Botanical Instruction program.

  • 1905 Department of Horticulture, Arboriculture, and Botany moved

    Department of Horticulture, Arboriculture, and Botany moved to Patterson Hall (originally, "Agricultural Hall")

1910s

  • 1912 Botany curriculum redesigned

    Botanical Instruction and Botany programs are separated, botany classes are taught as a part of the Agriculture curriculum.

1920s

  • 4/14/1927 B.W. Wells lecture

    Dr. B.W. Wells gives a lecture on plant evolution as part of the Phi Kappa Phi lecture series.

1940s

  • 1945 Department of Botany and Plant Pathology established

    A Plant Pathology section is created within the School of Agriculture, and a new Department of Botany and Plant Pathology is also created.

1950s

  • 1950 Division of Biological Sciences

    Division of Biological Sciences created; plant pathology comprises the largest of five units.

  • 1956 Department of Horticulture moved

    The Department of Horticulture moved to Kilgore Hall.

  • 1958 Department of Botany and Bacteriology established

    Department of Botany and Bacteriology created, replacing the Division of Biological Sciences.

1960s

  • 1962 Institute of Biological Sciences created

    The Institute of Biological Sciences is created; the Department of Botany and Bacteriology becomes one of the five divisions within.

  • 1965 Department of Microbiology established

    The Department of Botany and Bacteriology is divided; Bacteriology program becomes the Department of Microbiology.

  • 1966 Department of Botany, Department of Microbiology

    Botany and Bacteriology programs separated; Department of Botany and Department of Microbiology formed.

1970s

  • 1971 Institute of Biological Sciences dissolved

2000s

  • 2006 Department of Plant Biology

    The Department of Botany is renamed the Department of Plant Biology.

2010s

  • July 1, 2013 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

    The Department of Plant Biology became the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology. More historical information exists on the department's website.