PLBIO 4540

PLBIO 4540

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Uses evidence from microscopy, physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology to try to unravel the mystery of the living cell. Studies the dynamics of protoplasm, membranes, and the various organelles. The mechanisms of cell growth and division, the relationship of the cytoskeleton to cell shape and motility, the interaction of the cell with its environment, and the processes that give rise to multicellular differentiated plants are investigated.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: one year of college-level introductory biology or permission of instructor.

Comments Offered in odd-numbered years only.

  • Explain why the cell is the basic unit of life.
  • Describe the natural laws that underlie the physicochemical behavior of cells.
  • Explain cell behavior in physicochemical terms.
  • Describe the diversity, morphology, function, chemistry, development, turnover, and evolution of organelles.
  • Describe the physiological processes of cells, including mitosis, secretion, nutrient uptake, water movement, photosynthesis, respiration, growth, and adaptation to the environment. Evaluate the processes physicochemically.
  • Examine cells with many types of microscopy and measure physicochemical properties of cells.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in laboratory techniques used to study cells.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: PLBIO 6540

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18696 PLBIO 4540   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: one year of introductory biology or permission of instructor.

  • 18697 PLBIO 4540   LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person