Plant Biology (PLBIO)Agriculture and Life Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

PLBIO 1130

By most accounts, whether theological or scientific, light is fundamental for life. Throughout the living world, there are vital processes, such as photosynthesis and vision that are associated with light. ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18395PLBIO 1130  LEC 001

PLBIO 2301

An intensive three-week field course in Latin America over winter break (most years taken in Patagonia) studying local vegetation and flora and the relationship of vegetation to climate, geography and ... view course details

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  •   Seven Week - First. 

  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 18119PLBIO 2301  FLD 801

    • TBA
    • Jan 27 - Mar 18, 2016
    • Nixon, K

  • Prerequisites: PLBIO 2300 and a general biology course.

PLBIO 2400

Focuses on helping individuals understand how scientific information relates to the issues they face as citizens, in management decision making, and in public policy. To what extent should genetic engineering ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16339PLBIO 2400  LEC 001

  • 16340PLBIO 2400  DIS 201

  • 16341PLBIO 2400  DIS 202

  • 16342PLBIO 2400  DIS 203

  • 16343PLBIO 2400  DIS 204

  • 16344PLBIO 2400  DIS 205

  • 16345PLBIO 2400  DIS 206

  • 16346PLBIO 2400  DIS 207

  • 16347PLBIO 2400  DIS 208

  • 16348PLBIO 2400  DIS 209

  • 16349PLBIO 2400  DIS 210

  • 16350PLBIO 2400  DIS 211

  • 16351PLBIO 2400  DIS 212

  • 16352PLBIO 2400  DIS 213

PLBIO 2420

How plants function and grow. Examples deal with crop plants or higher plants where possible, though not exclusively. Topics include cell structure and function; plant metabolism, including photosynthesis; ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16267PLBIO 2420  LEC 001

PLBIO 2421

Experiments exemplify concepts covered in PLBIO 2420 and offer experience in a variety of biological and biochemical techniques, from the cellular to whole plant level. view course details

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  •   Choose one discussion and one laboratory.

  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 16353PLBIO 2421  DIS 201

  • 16356PLBIO 2421  LAB 401

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  •   Choose one discussion and one laboratory.

  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 16354PLBIO 2421  DIS 202

  • 16357PLBIO 2421  LAB 402

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  •   Choose one discussion and one laboratory.

  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 16355PLBIO 2421  DIS 203

  • 16358PLBIO 2421  LAB 403

PLBIO 2480

An introduction to the diversity of vascular plants, including ferns, conifers, flowering plants, and other related groups. Lectures cover the goals and history of plant systematics and classification, ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16508PLBIO 2480  LEC 001

  • An introductory course in biology or botany, or permission of instructor. May not be taken for credit after PLBIO 2430.

  • 16509PLBIO 2480  LAB 401

PLBIO 2484

Indigenous tribes of the tropics and arid lands of the Americas developed a unique health care system that involved the medical use of a vast array of medicinal plants. In this course, we will explore ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 16505PLBIO 2484  LEC 001

PLBIO 2490

Biological subjects presented in Hollywood films. Lecture topics include the scientific method, Darwinism, development, paleobiology, animal cloning, genome sequencing, forensic DNA, artificial intelligence, ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16276PLBIO 2490  LEC 001

PLBIO 3420

Integrated and interdisciplinary study of the processes that contribute to the growth, competition, and reproduction of plants. Topics include, but are not limited to, plant-water relations, membrane properties ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16279PLBIO 3420  LEC 001

PLBIO 3421

Experiments exemplify concepts covered in PLBIO 3420 and offer experience in a variety of biological and biochemical techniques, from the cellular to whole plant level, with emphasis on experimental ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 16506PLBIO 3421  DIS 201

  • 16507PLBIO 3421  LAB 401

    • R
    • Silva, T

PLBIO 3430

Introduction to current studies involving recombinant DNA technology and its application to the improvement of plants. Emphasizes genetic transformation methodology, gene expression systems, and strategies ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16280PLBIO 3430  LEC 001

PLBIO 3800

Covers strategies and methodologies in chemotaxonomy, chemical ecology, and ethnobotany, as they are used in chemical prospecting for new pharmaceuticals. Discusses the biosynthesis and distribution of ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16285PLBIO 3800  LEC 001

PLBIO 4470

Theory and practice of using molecular evidence, particularly DNA sequence data, for addressing diverse systematic and evolutionary questions. Emphasis is on phylogeny reconstruction, particularly in eukaryotic ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16549PLBIO 4470  LEC 001

  • BIOEE 1780 and BIOMG 2800 or BIOMG 3300, or BIOMG 3320, or BIOMG 3350 or written permission of instructor.

PLBIO 4480

Introduction to evolution, surveying major changes in plants from the origin of life to the present. Emphasizes plant form and function, adaptations to particular ecologic settings, and evolutionary theory ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16959PLBIO 4480  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Crepet, W

  • 16960PLBIO 4480  LAB 401

    • R
    • Crepet, W

PLBIO 4620

Focuses on biochemistry of plant specific processes, with the aim to obtain an integrative overview of plant biochemistry. Examples include processes such as cell wall biochemistry, pigment biosynthesis ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16890PLBIO 4620  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: PLBIO 2420 or 3420, or equivalent and BIOBM 3300 or 3310, or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

PLBIO 4841

This course is broken into three sections focusing on plant anatomy, cell biology, and development. In each section, we will discuss our current understanding of the key concepts, talk about some of the ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17994PLBIO 4841  LEC 001

  • Prerequisites: PLBIO 4831 or BIOMG 2800 or permission of the instructor.

PLBIO 4980

Designed to give qualified undergraduate students teaching experience through actual involvement in planning and assisting in biology courses. This experience may include supervised participation in a ... view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15370PLBIO 4980  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

  • Prerequisite: previous enrollment in course to be taught or equivalent. Arts students may not count this course toward graduation but may, upon petition (one time only) to their class dean, carry fewer than 12 other credits and remain in good standing. This would affect Dean's List eligibility but not eligibility for graduating with distinction. Students from all Colleges must submit a CALS Special Studies Form (Available online: http://cals.cornell.edu/academics/registrar/policies/#independent-study). Do not sign into section 601. You will be put in the course after submitting form online.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18539PLBIO 4980  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Davis, J

PLBIO 6470

Discussions led by staff, visitors, and students on topics of current importance to systematic biology. view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • 18166PLBIO 6470  SEM 101

    • W
    • Nixon, K

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students and advanced undergraduates in systematic biology.

PLBIO 7400

Lectures on current research in plant biology, presented by visitors and staff. view course details

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  • 1 Credit S/U NoAud

  • 15384PLBIO 7400  SEM 101

  • Requirement for: graduate students doing work in plant biology.

PLBIO 7410

Introduction to the research literature in plant molecular and cellular biology through weekly problem sets and discussions. view course details

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  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 16961PLBIO 7410  DIS 201

PLBIO 7440

After the first year, each student presents one seminar per year on his or her thesis research and then meets with the thesis committee members for evaluation. First-year students only attend the seminar ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • 15387PLBIO 7440  DIS 201

  • Enrollment limited to and required for: second-, third-, and fourth-year graduate students in Plant Biology.

PLBIO 7490

Intended for graduate students in Plant Biology who are working with faculty members on an individual basis towards a PhD thesis. view course details

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15389PLBIO 7490  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Van Wijk, K

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15390PLBIO 7490  RSC 702

    • TBA
    • Kessler, A

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15391PLBIO 7490  RSC 703

    • TBA
    • Gan, S

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15392PLBIO 7490  RSC 704

    • TBA
    • Staff

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15393PLBIO 7490  RSC 705

    • TBA
    • Nasrallah, J

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15394PLBIO 7490  RSC 706

    • TBA
    • Pawlowski, W

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15395PLBIO 7490  RSC 707

    • TBA
    • Rose, J

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15396PLBIO 7490  RSC 708

    • TBA
    • Richards, E

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15397PLBIO 7490  RSC 709

    • TBA
    • Brutnell, T

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15398PLBIO 7490  RSC 710

    • TBA
    • Luckow, M

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15399PLBIO 7490  RSC 711

    • TBA
    • Doyle, J

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15400PLBIO 7490  RSC 712

    • TBA
    • Owens, T

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15401PLBIO 7490  RSC 713

    • TBA
    • Davis, J

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15402PLBIO 7490  RSC 714

    • TBA
    • Hanson, M

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15403PLBIO 7490  RSC 715

    • TBA
    • Turgeon, R

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15404PLBIO 7490  RSC 716

    • TBA
    • Scanlon, M

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15405PLBIO 7490  RSC 717

    • TBA
    • Staff

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15406PLBIO 7490  RSC 718

    • TBA
    • Niklas, K

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15407PLBIO 7490  RSC 719

    • TBA
    • Jander, G

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15408PLBIO 7490  RSC 720

    • TBA
    • Hua, J

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15409PLBIO 7490  RSC 721

    • TBA
    • Giovannoni, J

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15410PLBIO 7490  RSC 722

    • TBA
    • Crepet, W

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15411PLBIO 7490  RSC 723

    • TBA
    • Kochian, L

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15412PLBIO 7490  RSC 724

    • TBA
    • Martin, G

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15413PLBIO 7490  RSC 725

    • TBA
    • Harrison, M

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15414PLBIO 7490  RSC 726

    • TBA
    • Nixon, K

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15415PLBIO 7490  RSC 727

    • TBA
    • Sparks, J

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15416PLBIO 7490  RSC 728

    • TBA
    • Vatamaniuk, O

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15417PLBIO 7490  RSC 729

    • TBA
    • Davies, P

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15418PLBIO 7490  RSC 730

    • TBA
    • Nasrallah, M

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15419PLBIO 7490  RSC 731

    • TBA
    • Stern, D

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15420PLBIO 7490  RSC 732

    • TBA
    • Staff

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15421PLBIO 7490  RSC 733

    • TBA
    • Wayne, R

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15422PLBIO 7490  RSC 734

    • TBA
    • Lee, J

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15423PLBIO 7490  RSC 735

    • TBA
    • Gandolfo Nixon, M

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15424PLBIO 7490  RSC 736

    • TBA
    • McCouch, S

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15425PLBIO 7490  RSC 737

    • TBA
    • Raguso, R

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15426PLBIO 7490  RSC 738

    • TBA
    • Roeder, A

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.